Elijah – The Boy that Wasn’t

Elijah – The Boy that Wasn’t

  Today marks the third birthday of my grandson, Elijah. My daughter Bekah has determined to celebrate his birthday every July 29, even though this year the party will include masks and physical distancing.   What makes these celebrations bittersweet is the...
World Elder Abuse Day 2020

World Elder Abuse Day 2020

Monday was World Elder Abuse Day, but Canadians have been witnessing cases of elder abuse ever since COVID-19 kept families away from their senior members. The pandemic has pulled back the curtain on deficiencies in long-term care (LTC) homes. It has also underlined...
Ableism in a Pandemic

Ableism in a Pandemic

We’ve heard much about how Canada’s vulnerable sector is suffering under COVID-19 restrictions. The pain of residents of long-term care centres (LTC’s) leaps to mind. But what about people with disabilities?  “When the Prime Minister or premiers or others were...
Oops, your pro-life slip is showing

Oops, your pro-life slip is showing

As the coronavirus exposes the horrors of eldercare in Canada, pro-life sentiments are popping up from unlikely sources. In a National Post editorial the author states: “Ensuring adequate care for those whose years rob them of the ability to fully look after...