27 03, 2018

Advance Care Planning

By | 2018-03-27T18:45:29+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Advance Care Planning

None of us really like to think about being incapable of making decisions regarding our care because of a serious accident or illness, but the truth is we never know when something could happen to render us unable to make decisions for our own selves. Planning for such an event is imperative so you will be able to make your wishes and instructions for your future health care known, provide your health care team with information to guide them in your care and so you can ease the burden on your loved ones during a difficult time. By having conversations [...]

20 02, 2018

On the Move

By | 2018-02-20T20:36:03+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Decluttering, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on On the Move

If you are native to Prince George, you will know that winter is NOT the time of year to consider a move. After all, who would want to be loading up a moving truck in -23C, unless you have hired help? Not me I can assure you! But, as we near the end of February, we start to notice the “warmer” weather. You know, those days where it is not in the double digits below zero. And alas, it begins to feel like spring is just around the corner. With that, folks begin to emerge from their cozy wood-heated homes [...]

23 01, 2018

Time to Declutter

By | 2018-01-23T19:00:33+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Time to Declutter

One of the best ways to welcome the new year is to purge your home of things that have been needlessly taking up space for the last 12 months or things that no longer serve a purpose to us.  Perhaps you are preparing to downsize and move from a home to a condo. Perhaps you have recently lost a loved one. Everything you own should support the vision of the life you want; everything you own should have purpose. The best way to tackle decluttering is slow and steady and by working room by room, being sure to completely finish [...]

19 12, 2017

Christmas Presence

By | 2017-12-19T19:28:14+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Christmas Presence

With Christmas once again upon us, we witness all around us the busyness and rushing around of those who are out frantically buying up gifts for their family and friends. Parking lots are filled with those competing for the next available spot; drivers looking frustrated and tired. Christmas parties, Christmas concerts, kids off from school, there certainly seems to be no end to the activities vying for our constant attention, and no end to the amount we will spend trying to buy the latest gadgets, jewellery, fashions and toys for those we love. One cannot help but wonder though if [...]

23 11, 2017

Blue Bottle Program

By | 2017-12-19T19:12:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Bottle Program

You may not have heard of the Blue Bottle Program but, imagine for a moment if you will, your elderly mom has been prescribed a new medication. Mom is pretty much on the ball most of the time, however, she can sometimes be forgetful. When you took her to her appointment her regular doctor was not available and the doctor filling in prescribed her a new medication. You then took her to have the prescription filled at the local pharmacy. The pharmacist was careful to explain the instructions to your mom, and you also reviewed them with her when you [...]

20 10, 2017

Caring for Our Elderly Parent(s)

By | 2017-11-23T18:58:58+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Elder Care|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Caring for Our Elderly Parent(s)

The question was raised recently, “how do I, as a daughter, get my elderly father to take an active roll in taking care of himself? Now that my mom is gone, he looks to me to solve all the problems she used to. When I visit I trim his eyebrows for him, take him to get his hair cut, clean his house, wash his clothes, remind him to change his clothes, wash his face, and have a shower. It’s been two years since my mother died, and I see no improvement. What can I do to get him to take [...]