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Bruce F. Simpson

“I am very glad that Lise Cloutier-Steele gave me an opportunity to review her book. Although my purpose was to review it with a lawyer’s eye, it was impossible not to see it from other perspectives, as well. My mother-in-law required institutional care in her last years. My parents, although still enjoying a reasonable degree of independence, do reside in a retirement home where necessary assistance with the tasks of daily living is available. Everyone must keep in mind that we, ourselves, someday and/or our spouses may require care, even at the level of Lise’s father. I do hope, like the couple featured on the cover, that even in my most senior years I will be able to get out for a walk in natural areas. The likelihood of continued quality of life will be greatly increased if appropriate care is available to me, if required. With sound planning and management, there is no reason why we cannot have affordable, adequate care for all of our elderly citizens. Good care is actually less expensive, at least in the long run, because it prevents expensive crises. Also, good care early enough can help prevent the need for more expensive care later.”
― Bruce F. Simpson, Senior partner, Barnes, Sammon LLP, Ottawa, Ontario

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