A crash course in navigating geriatric care

The Ottawa Citizen, Freda Lewkowicz

Freda Lewkowicz shares six lessons she’s learned in helping her elderly parents

Navigating any provincial health system and its social services for the elderly is no easy feat. While the search for advice is a long and frustrating process for me, it is life-changing for my 93-year-old father and 90-year-old mother. I have learned a lot in my quest to help them remain well and as autonomous as possible. Hopefully, the information I have acquired will help other weary travellers who must go down the same uninviting road of geriatric care in Canada.