Last night, Jim went over to Nick’s to watch the hockey game, leaving me free to watch my choice of television shows with dinner on my lap. I went straight to PBS and found ‘Rx: The Quiet Revolution’, a documentary film on healthcare transformation in America. I was particularly interested because recently, I worked on a committee looking at … read more
According to the 2014 Global Age Watch Index, Norway is the best country to be a senior citizen or person with disabilities.Apart from Japan (9), all the top 10 countries are again in Western Europe, North America and Australasia. Norway shifted health care resources from hospitals to home and they have a huge financial, national nest egg from … read more
This video got me thinking about how I have lied to my loved ones. I lied to Nicholas when I said it would be alright after his hip surgery (the truth is, I had no idea.. and in the end, it wasn’t alright). I lied to Nick and to my Mom when I said “honestly, it’s no trouble at all!”… read more
I know that I promised my next blog post would be about private and national care insurance plans, but to be honest, that was before I remembered that National Caregiver Day was April 5th.
So today, I want to write something from the heart and let insurance plans wait till next week.
SOMETHING FROM THE HEART
You won’t receive any… read more
In my last blog post, I described the problems that make working conditions for personal support workers very, very difficult.I described the challenges for clients who need personal support services, as well. The Problems:·Low pay·Clients need many hours of support over long periods, so can’t afford the care they need·… read more
Over the years, our family has relied on the help, friendship and dedication of personal support workers, both for our son Nicholas and more recently for my mother who needs assistance due to her age.These support workers worked part-time for low wages.More often than not, they were women who were immigrants with skillsets and qualifications not… read more
March 8th is International Women’s Day, so I can’t think of a better time to celebrate the contributions of women who give care to their families and friends. More women than men are caregivers: an estimated 66% of caregivers are female. One-third (34%) take care of two or more people, and the average age of a female caregiver is 48.0. … read more
Efforts underway to regulate consultants and improve the application process
Mention the term “disability tax credit” to some people, and you’ll get an earful.
It’s not worth enough, some say, or applying for it is too complex, or the Canada Revenue Agency has unfairly turned down their claim, or the eligibility requirements are too restrictive, or their doctor says they’re… read more