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May 15th 2012:Family Doctors Working with Family Caregivers

Dr. Susan Thouin is a physician practicing in the greater Toronto area. She’s an owner of MD Care Connect. Karen Pivnick owns Topcat Relocation Transition Solutions. They talk about their work and experience with family caregiving. They discuss the problems created for care in the community, that is care outside of hospitals, by the pressures on the healthcare system. They explain the effects of these problems for family doctors and family caregivers, and identify those they think are the most serious. They explain the types of help the family caregivers need from family doctors and the types

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Karen Pivnick

Karen Pivnick owns Topcat Relocation Transition Solutions. Inspired by her own 7 years of experience of transitioning her parents as they dealt with the emotional and physical challenges of aging, she set up Topcat to meet the needs of seniors’ moves and transitions. Topcat takes care of the details involved with planning, pre-move decisions and organizing, disposition of unwanted content, move logistics and complete set up of the new residence. She’s been principal caregiver for her parents for the past 7 years. Her first-hand experience in helping them through two separate moves to more supportive environments, dealing with their individual crisis situations, navigating the healthcare syst
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Susan Thouin

Dr. Susan Thouin completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and then graduated, as a physician, with honours from the University of Toronto medical school. She also completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto and received a fellowship in emergency medicine. She is currently working as an emergency medicine physician in the greater Toronto area and enjoys teaching medical students and residents at the University of Toronto. She’s an owner of MD Care Connect.
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