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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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November is Falls Prevention Month

“Which is the deadliest room in the house?”  Of course, falls can occur anywhere and at any time, so the best approach is prevention. Accreditation Canada  requires organizations that provide home care services to incorporate falls prevention as part of their staff training. Generally, safety proofing the home includes identifying…

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Turkey, Dementia and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is next Monday so I thought I would share a blog that highlight some tips when visiting with family, who you may not have seen for a while.  If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to…

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2021

September is World Alzheimers Awareness Month and the  21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.  Alzheimers is a  health crisis, in my view , that impacts everyone and one that is not based on culture, gender, ethnicity, or social economic background.  Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia and one…

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Another Goodbye

I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday, her most recent admission and discharge and today I want to share…

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Having An Advocate: Critical So Your Wishes Can Be Respected

Readers of this blog may remember  that I have been working with a wonderful woman who is now 101 years of age.  She is a ‘solo senior or elder orphan’ or simply put, a single woman who never married, never had children and at 101 years of age, has outlived…

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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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