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Do You Have a BFF?

As Carol King so aptly wrote in 1971 “when you are down and troubled and need a helping hand…( sing along here as I am sure you know the lyrics)…you’ve got a friend, …ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend”? Everybody needs a friend, regardless of age and…

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Crisis in our LTC Homes Continued #2

The sad story of our Long Term Care crisis continues and this blog will focus on what’s available and the seniors who apply for them.  As we know, Long Term Care homes provide Ontario residents with access to 24 hour nursing and personal care and are available to those 18…

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Alternative Level of Care- Take 2

Our Ontario government is short sighted. We/They have not planned well for the changing and aging of our society. There simply is no place for those of us who need care and are not fortunate enough to either have the funds to pay for it themselves or have the necessary…

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Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2

Reposted from This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf…

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The Force is Ageing

Are you one of 35% of employed Canadians providing care to a family member or friend? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Need help finding ‘the balance’? There are some resources that can assist.

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A few doctors you may want to get to know

Have you heard of a ‘hospitalist’? If not, next time you are in the hospital or advocating for a loved one in the hospital, this may be the doctor who you see.

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Compassionate Care Benefits- Update

Effective January 3rd, 2016, the Government of Canada announced an increase in the duration of the Employment Insurance (EI) compassionate care benefit which allows claimants to collect up to 26 weeks of benefits, up from the current six weeks, for the care of a family member with a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death.

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Planning For The ‘Unknown’.

We all know someone who has taken ill or has been critically injured. No one expects that life as they know it can change drastically from one moment to the next. How can you plan for the ‘unknown’?

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The Giving Tree Becomes The Dying Tree

Today’s blog may be a bit unusual. It is about the death of a tree, the ‘D’ words: disease, decay, decline and death and the loss to a community.

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