Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a general power of attorney and a protection mandate?

A general power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes a person to manage its signatory’s property and finances. It can be used from the moment it is signed, and remains valid so long as the person who signed it is apt.

A protection mandate is a legal document that authorizes a person to manage the property and finances of the mandate’s signatory, as well as to exercise their civil rights and make medical decisions on their behalf. It must be homologated by the Court before it can be used, which can only be done when the person who signed it becomes inapt.

For more information, please contact:

Marion Dana

Marion Dana, Attorney
O'Reilly Dana
(514) 674-0925
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Is it important for seniors to get the flu vaccine?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The flu is spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include: fever, headache, cough, runny nose, fatigue, muscles aches and sore throat. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year.

For more information, please contact:

Tony Izzo

Tony Izzo, Medical Laboratory Technologist
Santé Mobile A-1
(514) 461-1186
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Private or public residences: What is the difference?

To have access to public residences, one must work with a social worker at the local CSSS or hospital. Public facilities are subsidized by the government, and one can expect a private or a semi-private (shared) room in these facilities.

Private facilities offer a variety of living spaces (from semi-private rooms to 4 1/2 apartments). Services found within these residences range from fully autonomous to full care. These facilities are not subsidized.

For more information, please contact:

Marie-Claude Giguère

Marie-Claude Giguère, Expert in helping seniors relocate/Real Estate Broker
Helping Seniors™
(514) 745-7845
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What are steps to take to have Adapted Transportation services?

An application is best completed by a health care professional, such as an occupational therapist. The information written in the application must explain why the individual cannot use public transportation. The diagnoses that are associated with any visual, physical, cognitive or emotional difficulties should be included.

Once the application is completed, it needs to be mailed to the Centre de transport adapté with two (2) pictures of the individual and deux (2) copies of their Medicare card.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Sofer

Susan Sofer, Occupational Therapist
ACT Inc
(514) 733-1414
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What are the benefits to pre-planning your funeral?

By planning ahead and taking care of your funeral and cemetery pre-arrangements, you are not only ensuring that your final wishes are honoured but that your budget, your values and your beliefs are also respected. You are offering your family peace of mind by making the decisions in advance and relieving the financial and emotional burden of having to make these difficult decisions at the most difficult time.

For more information, please contact:

Christina Toufexis

Christina Toufexis, Aftercare Counsellor
Mount Royal Commemorative Services
(514) 279-7358 ext. 234
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