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Why I Participate In Geriatric (Aging) Research

Since I began my work in aging, eldercare and long term care planning over 20 years ago, I have signed up as a healthy control for countless geriatric research studies, including those concerned with:

OTC medications such as glucosamine and their effect on knee […]

By |October 5th, 2019|2019, Aging/Chronic Illness|Comments Off on Why I Participate In Geriatric (Aging) Research

What Is The Difference Between A Retirement Home And A Long Term Care (Nursing) Home?

What Is The Difference Between A Retirement Home And A Long Term Care (Nursing) Home?© By Karen Henderson Founder, Long term Care Planning network

Many Ontarians do not understand the difference between a retirement home and a long term care home; the media often muddies […]

By |August 11th, 2019|2019, Accommodation Options|Comments Off on What Is The Difference Between A Retirement Home And A Long Term Care (Nursing) Home?

How To Choose A Retirement Home

How To Choose A Retirement Home© By Karen Henderson Founder, Long Term Care Planning Network

There are over 750 licensed retirement homes and communities in Ontario, and many new ones are under construction. They are ideal for older persons in relatively good health, who cannot […]

By |August 11th, 2019|2019, Accommodation Options|Comments Off on How To Choose A Retirement Home

NEW! Caregiving in the Workplace: Implications and Solutions for Employees and Employers

More than six million Canadians, or about 35% of the workforce, are balancing work and caregiving responsibilities. Employees should learn to plan, document, communicate and advocate, and employers can take low-cost and no-cost steps to support caregivers and potentially boost productivity at the office.

Nobody thinks they will become a family […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Employers and Caregiving, Professionals Articles|Comments Off on NEW! Caregiving in the Workplace: Implications and Solutions for Employees and Employers

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

Dementia/Alzheimer’s update

As you may know, the subject of dementia is invariably included in the presentations I make …for very good reason. Of the leading causes of death, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one for which there is no way to prevent it, cure it or […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, Dementia, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on Dementia/Alzheimer’s update

FRAUD ALERT

Police are warning the public about a Revenue Canada phone scam
A financial advisor I know here in Toronto almost fell victim to this scam. According to police, there have been reports of people receiving calls from a man claiming to be an employee of […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on FRAUD ALERT

Canadian seniors, debt and long term care planning

A study conducted by bankruptcy trustee Hoyes, Michalos & Associates has found that Canadians age 60 and over hold, on average, total unsecured debts of more than $69,000, and almost half of that debt is credit card debt. Seniors also have the highest amount […]

By |June 25th, 2015|2015, News, Summer 2015|Comments Off on Canadian seniors, debt and long term care planning

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?