What is Respite or Respite Care?
February 2019 Adventures in Eldercare Respite is a term we often hear but not everyone knows what it means. If you are one of the many people new to caring for an elderly loved one and you are not sure what Respite care is then this short article is for you. Respite is pronounced RES-pit, emphasis on the Res part. It is a term derived from the Latin word Respectus, meaning refuge, but almost always we use respite to describe time, not a place, of relief. Respite is a period o
What is a Power of Attorney and Why it is Important
Adventures in Eldercare January 2019 What is a Power of Attorney and Why it is Important A Power of Attorney, also referred to as a POA, is a legal document that gives one or more persons the authority to make financial, property, and real estate decisions on your behalf. The person you assign powers to is called your attorney; they may also be referred to as your attorney-in-fact, representative, or agent. In Ontario Lawyers are often called attorney’s, but, in this situatio