The Indispensable Survival Guide to Ontario's Long-Term Care System: Practical tips to help you and your family be proactive and prepared

The Indispensable Survival Guide to Ontario's Long-Term Care System: Practical tips to help you and your family be proactive and prepared

by Karen Cumming, Patricia Milne

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Overview

Karen Cumming and Patricia Milne are sisters who embarked on a daunting journey... one that many of us may go on at some point in our lives. They guided their 98 year old mother, Verna, through Ontario's long-term care system.

Unfortunately, few people on the inside of that system seemed to be guiding them.

The pair found themselves lost in a confusing maze of care coordinators, nurses, doctors, PSWs, therapists, paperwork, equipment purchases and rentals, and medication. It was unfamiliar territory. It was scary. They felt alone.

Serious decisions had to be made about Verna's end-of-life care, but the sisters often felt ill-informed and unprepared to make them.

Sound familiar?

Thousands of baby boomers across Ontario are currently in the same boat. Perhaps you're helping your elderly mom or dad. Maybe you're on the journey yourself.

Karen and Patricia have been where you are now.

This book is the survival guide they never had. Packed with indispensable resources, tips and insights, it will help you and your family to be proactive and prepared for the decisions that lie ahead.

You are not alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228820918
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Karen Cumming is a freelance journalist and health promoter who facilitates workshops on self-care and stress relief. Her background includes yoga and meditation studies, 20 years of reporting and producing for TV and radio, and more than a decade of teaching. Karen's freelance features have appeared in The Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator, The St. Catharines Standard and The Peterborough Examiner. She writes about mindful living, meditation and self-care on her website, karencumming.com.

Patricia Milne is a retired Early Childhood Educator, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer and traveller. She and her husband are Snowbirds, spending their winters in a sunny community of like-minded and very active seniors. Patricia spent her career setting children up for success by teaching them to plan the steps of their daily tasks. As it turns out, planning is a valuable tool for success at any age... from childhood all the way through to Long Term Care.

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