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Getting Records

Last week I went to our local Emergency Dept at the hospital to see if my persistent cough and fatigue could possibly be pneumonia. Thankfully it was determined that it…

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Being organized!

When tossed into the role of caregiver it may be at the very start of things. Coordinate appointments, find out which home care agency provides the services you think you’ll…

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Advance Care Plan. It is what it says.

The BC Government website says: “When you write down your wishes and instructions for future health care, you are making an Advance Care Plan. An Advance Care Plan is a…

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Program aims to keep seniors out of nursing homes

What is PACE? The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, provider based health plan for the frailest and costliest members of our society…

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UBC and Active Aging

UBC researchers Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould have created UBC’s Active Aging Research Team. “Through co-leadership of a large number of community-based initiatives such as the Re-imagine Aging research…

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New Words

This is an excerpt from an eldercare discussion forum. The issues, the questions, the new knowledge we wish we’d had, well, yesterday! “…What you’re doing, and what we’re all doing,…

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Not Police. Not Hospital. Then Who?

I have a friend who called recently, asking me to come over immediately! Her husband is living with the early stages of dementia and his day had been a rough…

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