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Audrey Miller

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About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 30 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

Alternate Levels of Care should not be your local hospital

With the reputation of Long Term Care Homes hitting a new low, it comes as no surprise that seniors want to grow older in their own homes.  However our hospitals and our emergency departments have become a temporary holding spot for many seniors, who cannot return home.   The August 25,…

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A new place to call home……

One of the hardest things that an adult child caregiver has to deal with, is placement of a parent; specifically, a parent with advancing dementia.  There is no roadmap and every situation is unique however there are common threads that we see on a daily basis.  We know that if…

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YES YOU REALLY DO NEED A POWER OF ATTORNEY……

My colleague’s blog on August 5 was titled: “Do I Really Need A Power of Attorney?” Let me add my loud response of  ‘YES YOU DO’ because if you don’t, your wishes of how you want to live your life, will likely not be heard.  This is the reality for…

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Nova Scotia, Home to Many Older Canadians…..

My batteries are recharged!!! I enjoyed a wonderful week in Nova Scotia, appreciating the beautiful views from Cabot Cape Breton. Walking the Links with a local caddy I asked how older Nova Scotians typically fare and asked about residences and home care.  He shared that many locals have large families…

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Recharging my batteries

I am away recharging, relaxing and golfing.  I will resume blogging in a few weeks.

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Higher Costs for Aging Well= Nothing New

On March 25 2021, the Canadian Medical Association published their final report ‘Canada’s elder care crisis’.  In this report they quantify the demand for care, on our healthy system, from a home care and long- term care perspective.  This refers to the demands on the public sector and those on…

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Move Over-the power of love and keeping memories alive.

As we start summer and on this first Monday of July, I thought I would share a good news story.  There has been so much pain and suffering over the last while, that I think sometimes we need to hear more positive stories- of all types. This good news comes…

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Summer time and the living is easy- but only if you plan ahead.

Are you planning any summer holidays?  Are you travelling alone or with your family?  Should you decide to vacation with your older parent, there are some pre planning tips that can make this journey more enjoyable for both of you. Firstly, know what type of holiday would be best for…

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Yesterday I watched the US Open and thought about my dad.

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Signs, announcements and broadcasters made it very difficult not to acknowledge the day. Is it not odd that we need to be reminded by those organizations that typically want us to purchase something? Well maybe we do need to be reminded to spend a moment either…

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‘Wishful Thinking Isn’t Thinking’

I continuously try to ‘live in the moment’ but I am often not successful. Today the sun is shining and Rory McIlroy just won his second Canadian Open. While it is exciting  for so many of us, for so many reasons, part of my day was spent supporting a dear…

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