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Four Steps to Creating an Effective Elder Care Plan

When something goes wrong, it often gets worse when answers are not available. An eldercare plan prevents chaos and provides comfort to distraught family members already shaken when family members face an unexpected trauma. Creating an elder…

Gender Bias and Consequence to Care

Over the past five decades, women’s roles have changed dramatically, while men’s roles have barely budged. Why do the differences still exist? I know that I am not the same as my mother. Yet I find myself, now almost 50, comparing her formerly…
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Downsizing? Think right-sizing instead

Time to downsize?  You're not alone.  This year, thousand of Canadians will make the move from the family home, citing reasons such as retirement, an empty net, loss of a partner or simply the need to cut expenses.  But this won't be our…

The Current Tide of Aging

It is now old news that our population is aging. We know that there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than under the age of 14. What we need is open dialogue regarding this undeniable fact since it will affect all of us going forward.…

Self-Care Tips

Who are we? Those of us that give care- and we are plentiful! By definition, a caregiver is a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps them with five core activities of daily living (ADLs) which include eating, bathing,…
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Downsizing Tips

Downsizing Tip #1:  De-clutter just once and save money De-clutter to make the house look it's best for showing is advice often given by a real estate agent, but it may lead to a lot of extra work, complication and expense that can be avoided. Making…
Power of Attorney
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Have You Given Powers of Attorney? Lisa's Real Estate conversations

I can’t stress it enough; the Power of Attorney (POA) is one of the most important documents you can have to protect yourself and your family. A Power of Attorney is most commonly needed during difficult times such as times of illness, an…
Why are Mom and Dad SO Slow?

Why are Mom and Dad SO Slow? Why Won't They Do What's Best For Them? Lisa's Real Estate conversations

Why are Mom and Dad SO Slow? Why Won't They Do What's Best For Them? If you are like so many ‘kids’ of seniors in Canada, you want your parents to move to something more manageable for but they won’t cooperate. They are slow to make decisions,…

Top 4 Questions Asked About a Power of Attorney

I can't stress it enough; the Power of Attorney (POA) is one of the most important documents you can have to protect yourself and your family. A Power of Attorney is most commonly needed during difficult times such as times of illness, an accident,…