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Preparing For An Aging Population

qualtroughThe Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, assured Seniors at a Delta Town Hall, hosted by the Delta Elders Group ( a SLCBC and EDA initiative) on November 10, that her government was well on its way to addressing issues of: income for seniors, homecare / healthcare, housing, medical assistance in dying (MAID) , transit, Pharmacare, aging in place, support for caregivers, aging work force, keeping seniors connected, active and safe, and the need for improved federal service delivery. Continue reading “Preparing For An Aging Population”

HOW POWERFUL IS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE?

Margaret’s saga continues…

imageproxy-mvc  Bob is back in his room in a privately-owned Care Facility recovering from surgery for a broken hip.  Daughter “S” has traveled from Ontario to spend a few days with him. Believing he is not getting the care they would like, the daughters request a Carer be hired 24/7 one-on-one; care beyond that given by this excellent facility. They have his new doctor prepare a letter to support this request. (The daughters “fired” Bob’s family doctor and replaced him with someone who has never treated Bob before).

Who pays for a 24/7 one-on-one Carer? Continue reading “HOW POWERFUL IS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE?”

Why You Need a Representation Agreement

Do you have a signed representation agreement?

If not, be aware of this potential for elder abuse.

Although a Representation Agreement falls within provincial jurisdiction, this topic is one we felt that our readers should be aware of while managing affairs in their senior years.

I would like you to meet my friends, Margaret (72 yo) and her husband Bob (80 yo). Margaret’s nightmare began on the eve of their 27th wedding anniversary.

Like Margaret, I, too, was advised by my lawyer that a Representation Agreement was not necessary. In fact, when I asked this question of him 5 years ago, he did not seem to be familiar with the document and said an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Directive would cover any eventuality of having someone making health and financial decisions on my behalf. Margaret’s story has alerted me to the need to get a Representation Agreement signed and filed!

Judy Berg, Seniors Rep Kelowna-Lake Country
Do you have a signed representation agreement? If not, be aware of this potential for elder abuse. 

Representation Agreements fall within provincial jurisdiction, however we thought our readers should be aware of the importance of this document.

Meet my friends, Margaret and her husband Bob. Margaret’s nightmare began on the eve of their 27th wedding anniversary.

Like Margaret, I, was advised by my lawyer that a Representation Agreement was not necessary. Continue reading “Why You Need a Representation Agreement”

Website Updates

We are updating the Federal Seniors Liberals’ of BC Website.

We are improving the Federal Seniors Liberals’ Commission of BC Website:

  • Adding more information that is useful to seniors
  • Creating a Blog section
  • Linking to other resources

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