Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Family Conversations – Caregiving and Finances

Fidelity Investments released their third survey “Family and Finance” in June 2016. They interviewed families with a parent over age 55 and having an adult child over age 25. The key findings are very interesting. What parents want and what their children THINK they want is

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Sharing the Caring

Sharing Caring

The Change Foundation ‘is an independent health policy think tank that works to inform positive change in Ontario’s health care system.’ They completed an in depth review based on the 2012 General Social Survey of Ontario’s family caregivers. A few of their key findings include: “An estimated

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Long Distance Caregiving Challenges

Working caregivers issue challenges

Regardless of ones’ age and background, care giving has its challenges. In March, Globe and Mail published the article “Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations”.  I am pleased to share these tips with you. These Long Distance Caring tips include: Talk about it: Determine what role each family

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Palliative Care – A New Name Is Needed

What is palliative care

One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced included a small sample size

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It’s Not If You Will Be A Caregiver, But When

Caregiver definition

I had the pleasure of attending a ‘hot talk on health’ sponsored by the Change Foundation, an independent health policy think tank. The panelists were Helena Herklots CEO from Carers UK and she spoke on ‘Lessons from the UK’ and Dr. Katherine Arnup, professor, author and

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