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Summer 2017 News & Views

Elder Care Takes a Village – Meet Silver Sherpa!

As you may know, I’m an expert in long term care planning, but many of my clients also want need help in carrying out the plan or coping with unexpected emergencies. As we all know, elder […]

By |June 3rd, 2017|2017, Archive, News, Summer 2017, Views|Comments Off on Summer 2017 News & Views

Fall 2016 News & Views

Karen is now available…In a manner of speaking… 🙂
As you may know, my expertise is in the areas of aging, eldercare and long term care planning—undeniable issues as our population ages.

Not only am I an accomplished speaker, writer and course developer for these topics, […]

By |September 19th, 2016|2016, Archive, Fall 2016, News, Views|Comments Off on Fall 2016 News & Views

Canadians Are Substituting Talk For Action

A new survey by Edward Jones reveals that while Canadians say they value the financial well-being of their families and their own quality of life in old age, many are not investing in key forms of protection to safeguard these assets.

While almost two thirds […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Canadians Are Substituting Talk For Action

Canadians missing the self care boat

According to a recent Conference Board of Canada research project report, Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago, despite having much more knowledge of what makes up a healthy lifestyle,

“An alarming number of Canadians are moving very little, sitting too […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Canadians missing the self care boat

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

When news about a startling new insight into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease first emerged in 2005, it was highly speculative. But now the evidence for it has become very strong: Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes, and the name being given to it […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

What’s Karen been up to?

Family Consulting

I am delighted to announce I am growing my family consulting practice. I’ll outline briefly a case I am working on now, which concerns my client, a 60-year old son and his 85-year old mother.

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By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on What’s Karen been up to?

Karen in the media

In addition to being featured the above mentioned Financial Post Magazine, I was recently asked to participate on a panel for the CBC’s Radio One show The Current.

The show topic: Palliative care experts say it’s time for Canadians to talk about end of life […]

By |November 28th, 2014|2014, News, Views, Winter 2014|Comments Off on Karen in the media

Spring 2013 Views

On April 24 I spoke at HUB’s Professional Development Day. My topic: Long Term Care and The Devil Called Denial. The room was full and at the conclusion of my talk there was a run on myAdvisorwise Care Planning Program.

I feel the winds are finally starting […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on Spring 2013 Views

John Moody, Founder of Family Transitions

I believe in finding the best person to do the best job. Therefore I continue to search for people to add to my network who in turn may assist you, the professional advisor.

I would like to introduce you to John Moody, Founder of Family Transitions. […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on John Moody, Founder of Family Transitions

Dave Aschaiek, Founder of High5Financial

I would also like to introduce you to Dave Aschaiek, Founder of High5Financial. Dave specializes in financial and dispute resolution to support caregivers of the elderly.

According to a 2006 Health Council of Canada Survey, roughly 41 percent of caregivers have used personal savings to provide […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on Dave Aschaiek, Founder of High5Financial

So what’s missing from the CLHIA recommendations?

The conclusion reads:
“The life and health insurance industry feels strongly that the time for reform is now in order to prepare for the needs that long-term care will face. Our industry stands ready to play an important role in supporting governments and stakeholders […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on So what’s missing from the CLHIA recommendations?

Patients needing long-term care clog hospitals

Provinces trying to support more seniors to return home with supports
CBC News Nov 29, 2012

On any given day about five per cent of acute hospital beds are occupied by “alternate level care” patients and 85 per cent of them are seniors. Seniors are clogging […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Views|Comments Off on Patients needing long-term care clog hospitals