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Glenn Lowson for The Globe and Mail

Glenn Lowson for The Globe and Mail

Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations

the globe and mail

Like many Canadians, Janice Kraayenhof is caring for her sister-in-law Bea (living with Alzheimer’s), from a distance as she lives 222 kilometres away from her sister-in-law. Anna Sharratt reports how Janice relies on a carefully organized network of caregivers and support workers to allow her relative to maintain her independence while still being closely monitored. 


‘Elder care is the new child care,’ professor says

The globe and mail

Elizabeth Church researches how as Canada’s population ages and policies encourage the elderly to remain at home. However, researchers say there is a different kind of work-life balance Canadians need to think about – one that involves a new set of variables. “The emotional component of elder care is absolutely staggering.” Prof. Duxbury said.


What Really Matters at the End of Life

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 Moczulski for The Globe and Mail

 Moczulski for The Globe and Mail

Anna Sharratt meets with Bert Taylor, who isn’t going anywhere – at least, that’s the plan. “Until the end – God willing – we expect to live in this house,” he says. “I have no intention of moving into a condo or apartment or seniors’ home.” Mr. Taylor isn’t alone in wanting to stay put…


Julie Oliver/Ottawa Citizen

Julie Oliver/Ottawa Citizen

Ontario's long-term care problem: Seniors staying at home longer isn't a cure for waiting lists

Ottawa Citizen

Seniors want to live at home as long as possible, right? Blair Crawford discusses how cash-strapped Ontario is banking on it, but as many families on waiting lists for long-term care know, it’s not that simple.  


How to pay for healthcare in retirement

The Globe and Mail

The Globe's Rob Carrick talks to Kurt Rosentreter, senior financial adviser with Manulife Securities, about the cost of health care in retirement.


Image from Consumer Reports 

Image from Consumer Reports 

Lies, Secrets and Scams: How to Prevent Elder Abuse

Consumer reports

Seniors and their families lose billions of dollars each year to heartless fraudsters. Learn how you can help and avoid this crisis in the making. 


MICHELLE SIU/FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

MICHELLE SIU/FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

The Globe and Mail

Sandra Martin chronicles one couple’s year long quest to find support for Grant Crosbie who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s in 2011. Financially comfortable, well-connected, Toronto-based – and it still took this family more than a year to find suitable care. That’s right now. What happens by 2031, when the number of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s will have nearly doubled?