Thursday, April 24, 2008

On Music Therapy

The following article link was sent to me by the author, Alpha Woodward,BMT, MMT, MTA, a wonderful music therapist here in Vancouver. She originally wrote it for Canadian Journal of Music Therapy Vol. IX, no. 1 2002

"Finding the Client in Their Environment: A Systems Approach to Music Therapy Programming,"

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hiring Live In Caregivers

I was recently interviewed for CBC Radio about Live in Caregivers. More and more, people are going to be turning to this as a means of helping their parents or themselves continue to live in their own homes as they age.

There are a number of things to consider here--cultural differences, quality and training, monitoring, the work it takes to be an employer.

People also need to be aware that the process of hiring a live in caregiver can take several months, three is not unusual. It is not a quick fix. That means, one more reason why you need to be aware of what is coming down the road.

Plan, plan, plan. Just like your mother told you.

Okay, actually, she probably said, "Eat your vegetables." But she could have said that.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Outsourcing Eldercare?

Well, that is one way to think about it. Outsourcing--when there are tasks you want done, and you don't have the time, or the expertise, you hire someone. That is one way to look at Diamond Geriatrics, and Geriatric Care Management.

See our interview in the Vancouver Sun on Friday, March 28, 2008: