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And the losers are Long Term Care patients

As of Sunday, 112 long-term care homes in Ontario are grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks and the number is still growing. From the 553 deaths (as reported on Sunday April 19 9:35 am), 240 were residents of long- term care homes.  Shockingly, four residences have reported more than 20 deaths each…

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A Very Different Spring…

It has been a very difficult  week with the death count rising and more senior’s residences becoming infected. Yet at the same time we celebrated the first nights of Passover and Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  More than ever, this has become a time of reflection and as I keep…

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Disability Tax Credit Claim: Denied on Appeal

As many of you know the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a credit to income tax otherwise payable, available for those with a severe or prolonged impairment. It is meant to provide some relief from the additional costs and expenses incurred associated with the impairment. I have written in the…

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Here’s hoping for a Happy Monday.

It is hard to focus on anything outside of the current state of affairs and mounting challenges  as a result of Covid. Everyone’s lives are impacted at some level, so today’s blog discusses a few elder care concerns I am seeing. Most recently I have read that the Ontario government is…

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Uber Eats on Face Time?

It is Sunday and around the time when I normally sit down to write my weekly blog post. However it doesn’t feel like a Sunday and I don’t think tomorrow is going to feel like a normal Monday morning either. We are not in ‘normal’ times.  I had a ‘Zoom’…

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Let’s meet for a virtual coffee!

Today’s blog is sent from my home office to yours, as you are likely  working from home- whether you are already in self quarantine or being socially distant and respectful. So much can change in one week and hard for us all to imagine what next week will bring.  However…

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Is a cane an ‘enabler’ or a ‘disabler’? What is your point of view?

I work with many seniors who prefer not to use the assistive devices that are prescribed/recommended for their safety and well being. In particular, the use of a cane and the use of a walker seem to viewed by many as an unnecessary attachment and an ‘aging’ device. I feel…

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Summer Time and the Living is Easy

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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Summer is Around the Corner…….

Many of us like to take summer holidays and for caregivers, this brings some extra things to consider. 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…

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Appreciating Japanese Differences and Similarities

I  have recently returned from a fantastic trip to Asia- which had been on my bucket list.  The trip started in Japan and it was a perfect launching point to see how aging matters and learn about some of the differences and similarities in our cultures. People live longer in…

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