Geriatric Nursing 39 (2018) 352–355 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Geriatric Nursing journal homepage: www.gnjournal.com Assisted Living Column Move it before it’s too late: helping older adults accept less residential burden and more assistance a,b,c, Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD *, Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, HMDC Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA The Access Group, USA Mercy LIFE, Philadelphia, PA, USA Riddle Medical LLS, Tarrytown, NY, USA Independence is a valuable commodity for all of us regardless respond to a catastrophic event. When possible, it is also beneﬁ- of age. Unfortunately, aging brings with it a gradual, or in some cases cial when health care providers can anticipate a decline even when abrupt, change in the ability to manage the routine tasks required that decline may not occur for another few years to start to prepare to be independent. The basic activities that we are most con- individuals and her family’s for the drastic change in her life that cerned with include grooming, bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, will occur when they think about leaving their family dwelling and walking, and transferring commonly require assistance with ad- giving up a portion of their
Geriatric Nursing – Elsevier
Published: May 1, 2018
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