Long-Term Care

Today's letters: Touching the Queen was OK, just this once

<b>Our letter-writers think the Governor General did the right thing by ‘touching’ the Queen this week, even though it goes against protocol. You can</b> …

Canadian News

My uncle with dementia needs long-term care — should I refinance his house?

<b>Dear Moneyologist,</b><p>I wrote to you several months ago about my uncle who is suffering with dementia. I wondered whether I should pay off his mortgage before he can no longer live alone and you gave me advice — thank you for that. Since then the landscape has evolved and, sadly, the circumstances have …

Retirement

Nursing home where Wettlaufer killed still not allowed to take new residents

The southwestern Ontario nursing home where serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered seven residents is still under an order from the province not …

Canadian News

Denley: Councillors shirking duty with silence on long-term care homes

OK, it’s finally summer, but that doesn’t excuse Ottawa city hall’s lame response to the shocking video of a city long-term care worker punching a …

Canadian News

How do Congress' lawmakers get health care?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain, in the midst of a heated health care debate, had to undergo a serious medical procedure of his own last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye.<p>As the Senate debates the future of health care, it begs the question: How do members of Congress currently get …

Health Care

5 reasons why the Republicans can't pass a repeal bill

Bad polling, Medicaid's popularity among reasons GOP just can’t get over the hump on Obamacare repeal.<p>Senate Republicans' bid to dismantle and rewrite Obamacare is officially dead. Any effort to pick up the pieces and move ahead requires staring down monumental challenges, starting with healing …

ObamaCare

Adam: Something is rotten at our long-term care homes

When the Citizen first broke the news about the punching of a senior citizen by a worker at the Garry J. Armstrong Home, the president of the Family …

Canadian News

Two Birds with One Stone: Creative Child-Care Options for Single Mothers

Emily is a mother located in Florida who has a borderline obsession with coffee. Her blog will cover lessons learned as a parent that also has a …

Parenting

Personal support workers in Ontario lack oversight of most other professions

Arborists, hairdressers, even swine herders are governed by a regulatory body in Ontario, which holds them to professional standards. But personal …

Health Care

5 Places Your Retirement Savings Could End Up (and How to Avoid 4 of Them)

Without careful planning, your hard-earned nest egg could be lost to these common pitfalls.<p>After more than 25 years as a financial adviser, I’ve …

Retirement

Buyer's Basket: Weekly Picks, July 17th, 2017

This series features a quick rundown of timely stock picks each week.<p>I highlight where growth and value align with technical price action.<p>Chinese …

Stocks

Today's letters: Latin labels, long-term care, erasing history

<b>Letter writers today weigh in on our national museums, long-term care and removing names that are historically offensive. You can write to us too, at</b> …

Canadian News

Despite ‘deplorable’ conditions, police and health officials allow homes offering services to vulnerable residents to stay open

They are described as overcrowded, unsanitary and in “deplorable” condition, but unlicensed care homes in Toronto are being allowed to stay open, …

Canadian News

Nursing homes move into the insurance business

Potential for higher healthcare costs for some 18 million enrollees in the Medicare Advantage market<p>Around the country, a handful of nursing home companies have begun selling their own private Medicare insurance policies, pledging close coordination and promising to give clinicians more authority …

Health Care

The Answer to Your Clients’ Long-Term Care May Be Their Life Insurance

By Chris Orestis via Iris.xyz Near the top of the worry list for anyone considering retirement is the fear their health will deteriorate so much they’ll be forced to seek long-term care, a situation that could leave them and their families slammed with expenses far beyond what they can afford. …

Insurance

Let's talk about quality affordable eldercare

If you have 30 minutes this weekend, you can do worse things than to check out Genki Kaki, a website of the Lien Foundation with articles and videos …

Health Care

Your letters to the editor

CLOWNING AROUND<br>Thank goodness Justin Trudeau decided to go to the Calgary Stampede. I believe he should’ve been the Rodeo Clown.<br>Terry Toll<br>Campbell’s …

Canadian News

How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decisions

The latest version of the Senate’s health insurance bill appeared on Thursday, and it didn’t do much to change the drastic reductions in Medicaid spending that were in the original legislation.<p>Here’s why that’s important to nearly everyone, even people who are reasonably affluent for now: As I’ve …

Insurance

This Expense Could Cost You Over $86,000 in Retirement -- The Motley Fool

If you don't plan for it, it may take you by surprise.<p>When you think about retirement, you probably like to believe that the moment you leave work …

Retirement

Editorial: Time to get started fixing long-term care is now

Eventually, many of us are going to need care and assistance, whether it’s help getting to the bathroom, eating or simply moving around in our …

Canadian News

Avoid Money Worries With Proper Planning - Part 3 | Investopedia

Congratulations on working through Part 2, that is an important step toward reaching your goals. Now you are ready to start preparing for Part …

Retirement

Bipartisan group pushes caregivers tax credit

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is working to provide a tax credit for family caregivers they say is a step toward recognizing the financial …

U.S. Congress

Sweepstakes Entries And Your Aging Parent: Know The Danger

Here’s a true story about a 91 year old we’ll call “Jenny” who loved the sweepstakes and entered dozens of them. She was very optimistic that many entries would better her chances. Jenny had been showing signs of diminished capacity for about two years, with short term memory loss and confusion, …

loved one

Long-term care: choosing a home a game of Russian roulette

I didn’t think that a lot could go wrong when my husband and I moved into a long term care home in 2009. Call me naïve, but being a retired nurse and …

Canadian News

Cellphone, confusing signals caused train to hit B.C. ambulance

VANCOUVER -- The Transportation Safety Board says a driver distracted by a cellphone and confusion over a complex railway crossing caused a Canadian …

Canada

How To Keep Long-Term Care From Bankrupting Us

When policymakers, health care analysts and financial journalists talk about the staggering costs of long-term care, it’s often wonky, devoid of humanity. We throw around statistics like this one from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 52% of individuals turning 65 will require …

Health Care

Sitka considers ways to make it's hospital profitable | Miami Herald

A study shows an Alaska hospital could become profitable if it discontinues obstetrics, provides surgery by appointment only, changes the way it …

Health Care

No trespass orders given to family members after complaining about Ottawa long-term care home

Print<p>One woman was escorted from the long-term care home’s dining room by a security guard while her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, …

Canadian News

1 in 5 Canadian seniors entering long-term care too soon: report

Many Canadian seniors are entering residential care sooner than they need to, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health …

Canada

Woman charged after intimate images shared of long-term care residents

SUDBURY, Ont. -- A former staff member at a northern Ontario long-term care home is facing a criminal charge after allegedly distributing intimate …

Crime