Chronic Pain Cases Require A Balanced Analysis

With recent jury awards indicating their doubts about chronic pain cases, it's important for future care specialists to provide a balanced analysis that portrays the challenges faced by people suffering from the condition while encouraging daily function and self-management, says Toronto life care planner Carol Bierbrier. Bierbrier, owner and principal of Carol Bierbrier & Associates (CBA), says life care...

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Determining Accurate Costs of Care for Estate Purposes

An accurate prediction of future health-care costs can greatly assist family members whose health conditions change over time, says occupational therapist and Canadian certified life care planner Carol Bierbrier. This can become particularly important if a will or estate does not provide the adequate funding for an ill or aging family member, says Bierbrier, owner and principal of Carol...

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The Role of a Life Care Planner in a Litigated Case

A life care planner is a health care professional with specific training and experience in future care costing. Many professionals choose to pursue accreditation in the area of life care planning and are certified by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC). The role of a life care planner is to be an educator to those involved in...

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A Greater Need for Life Care Plans

Carol Bierbrier and Associates on the changes to SABS in June 2016 The new SABS present a number of challenges for our clients. For catastrophic impairment claims, there will be a new combined med/rehab and attendant care benefit of $1 million. The changes will significantly reduce the potential amount of benefits under the policy - leaving clients with fewer...

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