Caregiving

Caregiving and then ‘Suddenly they’re all gone’

Caregiving and then 'Suddenly they're all gone'

Carol Mithers’ piece, “Suddenly they’re all gone” in The New York Times is beautifully written (1).  It is about her experience caring for aging relatives and her feelings after their death.  Mithers experienced back-to-back caregiving as aging relatives reached a point where her help was needed.  Much of it took place at a distance.  The exhaustion is relentless as described in this excerpt: […]

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Autonomy, Money Management & Ageism

Autonomy, Money Management & Ageism

Managing money is an important activity in order to maintain our sense of autonomy and well-being.  Management of finances by family, friends or professionals may be necessary due to declines in capability but may also be a choice, even in the presence of full capacity.  Independence can be threatened if any attempts are made to assist the asset owner with financial […]

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Eldercare – A New Challenge for Employers

Eldercare - A New Challenge for Employers

Statistics Canada indicates that those age 55 and older in the work force currently represent about 17% of the working population.  In 2001 they represented only 10% of workers.  By 2021 they are forecasted to represent 24% of workers. These changing demographics of employees means that new issues will be arising in the workplace.  Eldercare is one of those issues […]

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Caregiving – How are your parents doing?

Caregiving - How are your parents doing?

It’s striking to hear how often a conversation begins these days with “How are you parents doing?”.   We used to ask about one another’s children.  Now we ask about aging parents.  Many of us are in the midst of caregiving for our parents. The Range of Caregiving is Very Broad Caregiving is a label that can mean many things when helping […]

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