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ELDER ABUSE: A GROWING PROBLEM IN AN AGING POPULATION

Today’s blog is co-written by Jennifer Campbell and Sandra Arsenault, Senior Law Clerks in the Private Client Services Group at Fasken. At the beginning of November, we were fortunate enough to attend the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) annual conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  This conference brings together law clerks…

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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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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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April Showers Bring More May Showers…..

Happy May- it may not feel like Spring- but this is what our calendar tells us.  Now Census data tells us that the number of seniors over age 85 is expected to triple in the next 25 years- YIKES.  The Atlantic provinces will have the highest proportion of seniors (over…

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Developing An Ontario Specific Dementia Strategy

Fact: -one in three adults over age 85 will develop dementia -260,000 Ontarians currently live with dementia – most people living with dementia ( like all of us) prefer to remain in their community and out of long term care homes -Supporting aging in place (for all Canadians) will reduce …

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April 5th is National Caregiver Day

Happy Monday. Last week’s blog stressed the importance of recognizing the gift and sacrifice that Canadians caregivers provide to their family and friends on a daily basis. April 5th is National Caregiver Day when we recognize the nearly 8 million Canadians who care for family and friends who have chronic…

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(Financial) Cost of Providing (Unpaid) Care

After enjoying Family Day and acknowledging the importance of family, I wanted to share with you some of the latest statistics on the “Value of Family Caregiving in Canada” published February 2022.  Recognition goes to the University of Alberta Research on Aging, Policies and Practice (RAPP) and is based on…

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CareBots are (hopefully) coming soon….

It was 3 years ago this week that I enjoyed my last big trip away; a trip to Japan and Taiwan, that now feels like a life time ago. At that time Japan was leading the field in their use of technology and care robots.  They are still leading the…

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We are all feeling something…. different

Today’s newsfeed story: “It’s just another pandemic Monday”  Thank you Heather Mallick, Monday January 17, 2022.  I guess we are all feeling ‘something’. Yesterday was my father’s birthday.  He would have turned 93 if he hadn’t died when he was 69.  I find it interesting how we like to do…

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Happy Monday

Yesterday was the first night of Chanukah and it was welcomed along with the first real, ground covering snow fall. Today the sun is shining and I am hopeful that all of the lovely white stuff, that is no longer white today, will melt away. I baked holiday cookies yesterday…

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