Power of Attorney

Crowdsourcing, Elder Abuse & Eldercare

Crowdsourcing, Elder Abuse & Eldercare

Crowdfunding has gained incredible momentum in many countries including Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  I’ve been involved in one crowdfunding initiative through www.kickstarter.com to fund a documentary.  My family now owns a copy of the documentary, which is a story that is important to us, and I’m proud to have been a contributor to its production. The National […]

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Part 3 of 3 – Just because you’re healthy doesn’t mean you don’t require a POA

Part 3 of 3 – Just because you're healthy doesn't mean you don't require a POA

The Vancouver Sun published a letter from on April 24, 2013 that has caught my eye – http://www.vancouversun.com/life/take+tarnish+golden+years/8286714/story.html Ms. Zimmerman’s letter and concerns were motivated by a conversation with her financial advisor initiated at the request of his supervisor.  The conversation was about a suggestion for Ms. Zimmerman to appoint a power of attorney (POA) for property, given her age […]

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Part 2 of 3 – Were the actions of the advisor or the firm ageist?

Part 2 of 3 – Were the actions of the advisor or the firm ageist?

The Vancouver Sun published a letter from on April 24, 2013 that has caught my eye – http://www.vancouversun.com/life/take+tarnish+golden+years/8286714/story.html Ms. Zimmerman’s letter and concerns were motivated by a conversation with her financial advisor initiated at the request of his supervisor.  The conversation was about a suggestion for Ms. Zimmerman to appoint a power of attorney (POA) for property, given her age […]

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Part 1 of 3 – Were the advisor’s actions unsuitable?

Part 1 of 3 – Were the advisor’s actions unsuitable?

The Vancouver Sun published a letter from on April 24, 2013 that has caught my eye – Let’s take tarnish off golden years, by Lillian Zimmerman.  http://www.vancouversun.com/life/take+tarnish+golden+years/8286714/story.html Ms. Zimmerman’s letter and concerns were motivated by a conversation with her financial advisor initiated at the request of his supervisor.  The conversation was about a suggestion for Ms. Zimmerman to appoint a […]

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Motivations for completing power of attorney for personal care

Motivations for completing power of attorney for personal care

Powers of attorney can be set up for property as well as for personal care.  This post is specifically about personal care and the motivations to complete one.  As more choices become available for end-of-life care, documentation of your personal wishes becomes increasingly important.  Every once in a while a survey results are released indicating how many people have various […]

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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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