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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

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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Adult Dependent Children: ‘Grown ups’ who need support on a lifelong basis

We are living longer- everyone is.  Over the last few months I have seen an increase in referrals by older adults who are doing their estate planning AND need to  ensure care and financial arrangements are in place for their adult dependent offspring. My legal and trust colleagues can describe…

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Resuming Life in Long Term Care (or least trying)

As of July 7, 2021, Step 2  of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’, restrictions on visitors to our Long Term Care settings have been opened up. In terms of vaccination requirements, the Ministry have required staff to either: Proof of vaccination Provide a documented medical reason for not being vaccinated Participate…

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Delirium, a few things to note:

I had previously written about hospital acquired delirium https://eldercaring.ca/hospital-acquired-delirium/ which I believe merits reposting. Delirium is one of the 3 big ‘D’s that we see with our older clients. The other ‘D’’s are dementia and depression. Over this past year, in addition to Covid- people still got sick; especially common…

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When Our Parents Refuse Our Help

I speak with adult children daily who call because they are concerned that their parent is not doing well and they feel, needs help.  I have found that the refusal to accept help may fall into a number of different categories. Denial: Refuse to accept reality of the situation Responsibility:…

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Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad:

 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 champion. We still however miss those who are no longer around. It…

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Living For Today

Living for Today. I previously blogged about ‘buying the shoes’ which highlighted that life is short and we need to live each day to the fullest. COVID made that difficult; being restricted to your own home and restricted as to who you could see and what could you do.  This…

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June is Senior’s Month

A few weeks ago I provided a summary  of the Federal Budget and what is offers to seniors.  Well, I received over 30 comments and the blog readers all said the same thing- Mr. Trudeau has ignored those of us between the ages of 65-75. I don’t have any additional information…

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Bye bye May, hello happiness…..

Here we are at the end of May; warmer weather ( except for last week’s snow), longer days and the promise that this current stay at home order will be ending soon. Restrictions are starting to let up. Outdoor dining, in store shopping and haircuts are hopefully  resuming. However for…

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Thank You Carers

May is National Caregivers Month. Now more than ever, the challenge of being a caregiver feels more of a ‘challenge’ than any other word that I can think of. It can be joyful, rewarding, an honor, an opportunity and an obligation. Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes and age….

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