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Holiday Jingle 2018

Where has the time gone?  Have you noticed that the older one gets the faster time is? I can’t believe  we are almost at the end of 2017. Upon reflection, it has been a whirlwind year. Thankfully my family and I experienced good health.  However I know this has not…

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Which medical professionals can certify on a Disability Tax Credit Certificate (“Form T2201”), that an individual has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions? Can a registered oral surgeon or other oral specialist, licensed to be so by a provincial body be considered to be a medical…

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Demystifying the ‘D’ word……

The majority of all dementia is of the Alzheimers type and it affects more woman than men. The ‘D’ word is the new ‘C’ word (cancer, shhhhh) and demystifying the ‘D’ word is what awareness is all about.

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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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Strengthening Caregiving in Challenging Times

In our current economic climate cutbacks for supportive care for seniors is seeing increased responsibilities being shifted onto family members and “informal caregivers”. The term “formal” care providers refers to persons who are financially remunerated to care for a person. This can include professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers, support workers, case managers, speech language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

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A Caregiver’s Grief

Personal Support Workers can be feel more like family to the older person than their own children. Especially felt in the later years of life, their bond can be very strong. I wonder how often they are remembered in the Will?

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Let The Sunshine Show

Do we need to include terms such as ‘ caring, kind, pleasant and considerate’ to the skill requirement of caregivers? The National Occupation Classification (NOC) code 6471 (Personal Care Attendant) identifies these employment requirements as :’Some secondary school education is usually required. Child-care or home management experience may be required.Visiting homemakers may require college or other courses in home support.
First aid certification may be required.’ Is there something else missing?

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How Can Employers Assist and Retain Their Older Employees?

Retirement and the older worker, what can employers do to help?

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