Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

What kind of physician is an expert in capacity assessment….and what is ‘Brain Sciences’ anyway?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Disorders of the brain and mind have not always been segregated into the medical disciplines of Psychiatry (mind) and Neurology (brain). Before the rise of Psychoanalysis and large mental hospitals (asylums), a single physician (albeit with limited clinical tools) looked after both types of patients. Freud began his career as ...

Whose Choice Is It Anyway?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Provided by Dr. Renee Ruiter Kohn, Clinical Manager @ Elder Caring The media has recently focused on the subject of caregivers to elderly parents where the job has been characterized as an all-consuming role that can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, helplessness, and grief. Canadian ...

Beneficial ownership of a principal residence for tax purposes: A question of Law and Fact

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Let’s say, your parents place legal title of their house in your name for health reasons. However, your parents continue to reside in the house and pay all the household expenses. Then your mom passes away. Your dad continues to reside in the house until sometime later at which ...