End of Life Consultation & Advocacy

 

Aging and Eldercare

 As of September 2015, Canada now has more seniors (65 or over) than children (14 or younger). While this generation of seniors is much healthier than any before, there can be many challenges navigating the changes as we age for both seniors and their families. Many families are geographically distant; families are often much smaller; adult children may be busy with their own children, careers and life challenges and may not be sure where to turn in navigating these transitions.

 

A significant portion of my professional life has been working with seniors and their families in the following ways:

  • One on one meetings with seniors dealing with the issues of retirement, loss and the inevitable changes that come with aging.

  • Meeting with adult children of seniors who are working through their own issues of an aging parent(s) and how best to support them

  • Family consultations with adult children and their parents around aging, downsizing, support needs, physical and cognitive changes and potentially placement issues.

 

End of Life Consultation & Advocacy

Seniors are living longer, whether in their own homes, condos or retirement residences.  As we age, many boomers are increasingly making quality of life decisions based on their lifestyle, wishes and values. While these conversations are important at every age and stage of life, they become increasingly important in our elder stage of life; yet they can be difficult and uncomfortable conversations for everyone involved.  I would be happy to meet with you regarding any of the following:

  • Power of Attorney for Personal Care

  • Power of Attorney for Finance

  • Do Not Resuscitate Confirmation Form

  • Palliative and End-of-Life (EOL) options

  • Questions about Medically Assisted Dying

  • Need for advocacy for yourself or a family member with a healthcare practitioner, healthcare instution or another family member.