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Audrey Miller

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About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 25 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field. Email: amiller@eldercaring.ca

Does This Sound Familiar?

Son:     Mom, turn a light on, it’s getting dark outside. Mom:   It’s ok, I’ll just sit here in the dark.   Son:     Mom, it’s cold and raining outside.  I will call a taxi for you. Mom:   It’s senior’s day at Shoppers, I will take the bus.   Son:     Now that…

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Turkey, Dementia and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is next Monday so I thought I would share a blog that highlight some tips when visiting with family, who you may not have seen for a while.  If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to…

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Balancing Work and Care

As school resumes and as businesses  are starting to offer the option of going into an office, I thought I would address another important topic, which is balancing work and caregiving. I always review my previous blogs and my very first blog with allaboutestates was eleven years ago on this…

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2021

September is World Alzheimers Awareness Month and the  21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.  Alzheimers is a  health crisis, in my view , that impacts everyone and one that is not based on culture, gender, ethnicity, or social economic background.  Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia and one…

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Supporting Seniors: An Important Election Issue

There is a lot going on this month, including World Alzheimers Awareness Month.  However the election takes priority for me.  Next week’s blog will focus on dementia issues but for today, the focus of this blog is on what the federal parties are considering regarding supporting seniors and their caregivers….

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Another Goodbye

I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday, her most recent admission and discharge and today I want to share…

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“If You See Something, Say Something”*

Do you have a ‘TCP’? While I am not a fan of using acronyms, ‘TCP’I is one you want to know.  It is shortform for ‘Trusted Contact Person’. “The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced July 15 that regulators are adopting amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, which…

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Having An Advocate: Critical So Your Wishes Can Be Respected

Readers of this blog may remember  that I have been working with a wonderful woman who is now 101 years of age.  She is a ‘solo senior or elder orphan’ or simply put, a single woman who never married, never had children and at 101 years of age, has outlived…

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Dementia: Therapeutic Fibbing OR Going With the Flow?

This past week I had an interesting discussion with some of my team members (registered social workers and occupational therapists ) on whether or not it is appropriate to tell a white lie with individuals living with a dementia.  “Therapeutic fibbing is a controversial yet very effective method of dealing…

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You Are No Longer Welcome Here

I recently had a very negative experience with the administration of one of the Long Term Care residences where our client  has resided over the last four years.   The PSW’s from a reputable home care company were told that they were no longer welcome  in this facility.  While I am…

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