Planning Ahead for Elder Care: Who is Helping Whom?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

For many, working with the elderly is not ‘sexy’. I personally hate that word, but it seems to be a common refrain. In my own profession, many social workers who are looking for placement opportunities and their first job, prefer to work with children. We have a shortage of culturally connected ...

Informal Caring: Commonwealth Fund 2014 Health Policy Survey of Older Adults

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent not for profit organization that was created in 1994. Their vision is “Better data, Better decisions, Healthier Canadian” A great motto. They recently released some interesting caregiving data which I felt important to show. Luckily, it is in ...

Advanced Care Planning: Your Doctor is Key

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Last weekend I was having coffee with a friend who is having surgery in the near future. She asked what I knew about Advanced Care Planning and asked me whether she thought her lawyer could assist. I did not hesitate to say that this is a very ...