Archive for the ‘Elder Care’ Category

A Perfect Storm

Friday, September 26th, 2014

First, I read an article in Maclean's titled Seniors and the generation spending gap (interestingy, the tablet edition has the more provocative title "Old and Loaded") which discusses how today's seniors are the "wealthiest generation in history". Next, I read Audrey's blog - September is World Alzheimer's Month - where I learned that one ...

Attendant care payments

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

With an aging population comes the importance of attendant care of the elderly and disabled. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was recently asked about the taxation of amounts received for attendant care services provided to a spouse or child and returned with a pleasantly surprising answer. A child received a ...

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

World Alzheimer's Month, which was launched in 2012 is observed in September every year. This year it was yesterday, September 21, 2014. The Alzheimers Society shares that dementia is a general term that refers to a variety of brain disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of ...