Chapter 16: Need a Nudge to Planning for a Brighter New Year? Learn More About our Planning Strategies!
With the advent of the New Year, many people make a point of setting New Year’s resolutions or goals. With the pandemic still raging around us, we would like to suggest that it would be wise to set a goal to visit www.planwellguide.com and complete your serious...read more
This holiday season may look and feel different from previous years with COVID-19 continuing to permeate people’s lives across the globe. Recent reports state 342,500 cases of COVID-19 in Canada1 and more than a quarter-of-a-million deaths south of the border, the...read more
The pandemic has caused a great deal of distress and suffering, globally. One of the reasons behind this is due to how vulnerable populations, such as older persons living in institutional settings were treated like prisoners and isolated to their rooms and ‘visitors’...read more
COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous social and economic upheaval. For many of us, it has been a wake-up call alerting us of the need to think and plan ahead for scenarios where either we or our loved ones get real sick. At Plan Well Guide, we want to help you...read more
Chapter 12: The Important Role of Advocacy: How do you know if you (or your loved one) is receiving the best medical care?
Many years ago, my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer by a local urologist in the small town he lives in. He was referred to a urologist in the larger center for consultation regarding surgery to remove the cancer. Working in medicine and having access to his...read more
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on older individuals living in long-term care (LTC) settings. The majority of deaths in most countries around the world have been in LTC settings (>80%).[i] This pandemic has highlighted the horrific problems with family...read more
Chapter 10: The Journey of Plan Well Guide: From the early days, to the results of a randomized trial, to our continued support of people facing serious illness (like COVID-19)
Given the current climate, with COVID-19 continuing to dominate the news headlines, we wanted to take a moment to lighten the mood by sharing a background story around how and why Plan Well Guide began years ago. Things sure have changed in half a decade, we’ve gone...read more
At times like this, aren’t you glad that we’ve learned from past viral pandemics and we have a Federal Government and Public Health Agency that are prepared to deal with the current crisis? Preparation, communication and coordination are the keys to navigating through...read more
A Perspective from a Critical Care Doctor COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we, as a human race, live and interact with each other as a society. The rate of people who have been infected continues to rise on a daily basis, by the thousands. Currently, over...read more
Have you had some type of a family meeting where you’ve openly discussed your wishes, plans, and preferences for not only your future medical treatment but also, what happens to things like your assets or children in your absence? If you haven’t done this, make it a...read more