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An interesting article describing the issues related to caring for an aging parent from a distance. The content is not Canadian, but the issues are universal:

http://www.nola.com/family/index.ssf/2012/01/millions_now_manage_aging_pare.html

A heart tugger of a blog post, sharing the emotions and reality of living with someone you love who is dying:

http://middlescapes.com/2012/01/30/baking-for-death-and-other-house-guests/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-3

A humorous look at getting older, check out:

http://suzspetals.com/

On Friday, the province (of Ontario) announced that retirement homes will face a surprise inspection at least once every three years, with high-risk homes being visited more often. This is the latest move to help police this growing industry and ensure good and dignified care for 40,000 retirement home residents:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1122886–surprise-inspections-for-retirement-homes-just-a-first-step

An article with some good insights to care giving; be mindful of the selection of books recommended at the end of the piece:

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/succeed-juggling-caregiving-burdens-163750963.html

Okay, Okay, so this last one I wrote in collaboration with Marriage and Family Therapist, Winnie Visser, but I think we all need a reminder to be intentionally encouraging to the people we love. Check out Winnie’s blog at:

http://www.winnievissercounselling.com

 

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My Mother's Caregiver Top Weekend Reading Picks

 

My Mother’s Caregiver Top Weekend Reading Picks

An interesting article describing the issues related to caring for an aging parent from a distance. The content is not Canadian, but the issues are universal:

http://www.nola.com/family/index.ssf/2012/01/millions_now_manage_aging_pare.html

A heart tugger of a blog post, sharing the emotions and reality of living with someone you love who is dying:

http://middlescapes.com/2012/01/30/baking-for-death-and-other-house-guests/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-3

A humorous look at getting older, check out:

http://suzspetals.com/

On Friday, the province (of Ontario) announced that retirement homes will face a surprise inspection at least once every three years, with high-risk homes being visited more often. This is the latest move to help police this growing industry and ensure good and dignified care for 40,000 retirement home residents:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1122886–surprise-inspections-for-retirement-homes-just-a-first-step

An article with some good insights to care giving; be mindful of the selection of books recommended at the end of the piece:

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/succeed-juggling-caregiving-burdens-163750963.html

Okay, Okay, so this last one I wrote in collaboration with Marriage and Family Therapist, Winnie Visser, but I think we all need a reminder to be intentionally encouraging to the people we love. Check out Winnie’s blog at:

http://www.winnievissercounselling.com

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