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It’s difficult for families to juggle care needs with their own responsibilities, especially when they live away from their loved one

Senior citizens and elderly members of the family are often retirees spending most of their time at home. When people close to them pass on or drift away, it becomes harder for them to deal with grief or loss. They usually go through long moments of solitude as everybody else in the household gets busy.

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In most cases, older adults simply seek someone whom they can talk to. These are people they can trust to listen to what they have to say – and give them your time. I know of so many who go through this every single day, and I am glad to be of help. Let my vast experience be of good use to you and your loved one.

Let Me Visit You

If you’re from anywhere in and around Fredericton, New Brunswick, call me. I am Kim Rickard, and I am delighted to schedule an appointment with you. If you wish, I’d gladly travel to your location, and pay you a visit. Clients may also visit in my home office or meet in a public place if they wish.

My Professional Background

I am a recently retired clinical social worker from Fredericton, New Brunswick, but I began as a registered nursing assistant working in nursing homes and later on, as a teaching homemaker for the Canadian Red Cross. Drawn to the emotional aspect of care from the very beginning, I decided to go to St. Thomas University and study social work.  I worked as an activity director at Pine Grove, a local nursing home, at the same time, I was attending university. I  graduated with a degree in arts, majoring in psychology, and a degree in social work.


My professional career began at the Department of Family and Community Services. I was responsible for assessing and matching disabled adults and seniors with appropriate placements in the community like special care homes or nursing homes. 

I worked at the Oromocto First Nation as the Director of Family and Community Services there. This experience gave me the opportunity to work with children, the school system, adoptive parents, child protection as well as the elderly.


Moving on to the health sector, I was the first social worker in the Fredericton Region of the Extra-Mural Program. My role included providing counselling in patients’ homes (under the Palliative Care Program) to patients and their families. I later transferred to the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital and worked in various departments, such as:

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While I was there, I provided general clinical social work services to seniors and adults with disabilities, as well as other unique populations.


I have been a social work supervisor for many students who have done their practicum with me and enjoyed this teaching aspect very much. Having taught the homemaker program, I also facilitated a workshop, “As Parents Grow Older”.


After 31 years of service, I decided to retire and start my own practice – Kim Rickard Consulting. I have an office setup at home and will travel to clients homes. Likewise, I am a registered provider with Blue Cross and advise clients to check their policy if they have coverage for social work.


Married and with three grown children and four adorable grandchildren, I say family and faith are important to me. I attend St. John’s Anglican Church and do volunteer work for the church and Heart and Stroke. 

As a caregiver of an ageing parent, I know the value of being a helpful member of the family. Working with a network of knowledgeable resources in the community provides me with an immense sense of fulfilment.


Passionate about helping seniors and their families, I believe that my experience and skills offer clients the support they require. These are skills I continue to update by attending conferences, joining webinars, and reviewing journals. I recently attended the Heart and Stroke Conference and plan to attend the World Stroke Congress.