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When Leaving Your Premises for Medical Reasons and Never Go Back: Need a Plan

I do a lot of work in the insurance industry. Recently, I came across a court case which I thik is a cautionary tale for estate planners and executors. In Gregson v. CAA Insurance., 2021 ONSC 3041, Ms. Gregson was a property owner and name insured on March 17,2017 when…

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The medical expense tax credit: COVID-19 tests and vaccines

With the requirements for COVID-19 tests for entry into Canada and vaccines, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on the availability of the medical expense tax credit (METC). Medical expenses which are eligible for the METC are limited to those described in our tax rules. If a…

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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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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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Federal 2021 Budget Highlights For Canadian Seniors

Federal Budget 2021 Highlights summarized by National Institute on Ageing: Today’s blog will highlight important 2021 budget information as it relates to Seniors.  I have used  the NIA COMMENTARY ON THE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGET[1]  as they have said better that I. 1.       Delivering an Apology to Canada’s Seniors …

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Time to play Detective Santa….

I am sharing an article that I previously wrote, pre COVID. There are some things that are very different this year and large family dinners (in person) is currently a thing of past; however many of the tips listed are still very applicable when visiting (either in person or by…

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Attitude of Gratitude

An ‘attitude of gratitude’  seems to be the mantra of the 2020 Masters Tournament commentators. Fans  are so happy to have the Masters on this year- albeit in November rather than April. It is a motto that more of us need. I would like to apply this positive attitude and…

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The First of the Firsts

Everything is different since Covid began and the activities we used to take for granted are now being sorely missed. Family celebrations are so important and there were many that could not be celebrated together. This past Thanksgiving’s meal, for example, was enjoyed as a take out dinner instead of…

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National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day was celebrated on October 1, 2020.  I am not sure ‘celebrated’ is the right word.  Most of us don’t feel like celebrating these days and should we be so inclined- we are significantly restricted.  My wonderful client turned 101 in September and the only celebrants was the…

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Can You Care For Me Today and I Will Leave You My House When I Die?

When I had previously thought of ‘Gift Planning’ I was only considering the Will component, the gift left to a particular charity, once the person had died.   I had not fully appreciated all of the challenges that might be experienced when working with the older person while they are still…

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