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Clients and Aging Parents

How You Can Help Facilitate Family Communication

By Karen Henderson

The average 21st century North American is projected to spend more years taking care of aging family members than raising children.
Ken Dychtwald, Psychologist/Gerontologist, author of Age Power

It’s no secret that your clients are aging, and with their aging […]

By |August 20th, 2013|LTC Library|Comments Off on Clients and Aging Parents

I wish I had Known

My father died on Easter Monday, April 24, 2000. According to my friend Mimi, dad’s timing was good because God picked him up on the way through. I had to smile at her words but deep down I was filled with sorrow and regret.

Our […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Aging/Chronic Illness|Comments Off on I wish I had Known

It’s Never Too Early to Start the Conversation: Talking to Parents About Their Changing Needs

“If you don’t want to talk about this, or if you can’t, maybe you could just pray for a tornado to hit your parents the day before they get sick.” Shlomo F. Kreitzer, a retired psychologist.

There are some things in life we don’t really […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Eldercare|Comments Off on It’s Never Too Early to Start the Conversation: Talking to Parents About Their Changing Needs

Karen’s Credo For Relieving Caregiver Stress

1. Be realistic about the diseases you face and your own capabilities. Try to set limits around your caregiving…a process which will take time.

2. Realize that you operate on two levels – intellectual and emotional – and that they don’t always coincide. Listen to […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Caregiving|Comments Off on Karen’s Credo For Relieving Caregiver Stress

Alzheimer’s Disease: Will It Become An Epidemic?

From the deeply forgetful we learn that love – not cognitive capacity – is the deepest human need and reality. In our aging society, an attitude of gratitude for those who have lost in large measure the very story of their lives is a […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Dementia|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Disease: Will It Become An Epidemic?

A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father©

My father died on Easter Monday April 24, 2000. According to my friend Mimi dad’s timing was good – that God picked him up on the way through.

I had to smile but deep down I was filled with sorrow and regret. Our 14 – […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|End of Life|Comments Off on A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father©

What Is It and Why Should I Care?©

We all take delight in planning for vacations and holiday celebrations but when it comes to planning for old age, we literally run the other way. Aging and death only happen to other people, and therefore we don’t need to talk about it – […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Long Term Care Planning|Comments Off on What Is It and Why Should I Care?©

Women Take Note!©

Canadians have been quietly caring for their elderly for hundreds of years. Suddenly, however, it seems that long term care has worked its way from obscurity into the national limelight virtually overnight. If you consider the state of the country, the reasons are obvious.

Canada’s […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Long Term Care Planning|Comments Off on Women Take Note!©

Long Term Care Planning: A Wake Up Call For Employers©

Canadian employers are worried about the impact of a possible mass retiring of the first wave of the baby boomers, many of whom are eager to start a new work-free life, start a new business or possibly go back to school.

According to a survey […]

By |July 2nd, 2013|For Employers|Comments Off on Long Term Care Planning: A Wake Up Call For Employers©

Seniors ill-prepared for long-term care needs: survey – Only 10% plan to use long-term care insurance

According to a Leger marketing survey in the latest issue of Investment Executive:

56% of Canadians are unaware of the costs of long-term care in their province,
And most are unprepared for the prospect of incurring such costs.
Two-thirds of those surveyed said they do not have […]

By |April 30th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Seniors ill-prepared for long-term care needs: survey – Only 10% plan to use long-term care insurance

Long term care – who will pay the bill?

I attended a lunch in February put on by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. The room was jammed, not an empty seat. Wonderful I thought…..maybe something may actually begin to change.

The panel featured three speakers:

David Baker, Sun Life Financial who made the […]

By |April 30th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Long term care – who will pay the bill?

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