Elderly Transition Does Not Need to be Difficult

Franklin, NH – Do you have a parent, neighbor, aunt or uncle that you are worried about living alone? Worried about driving during the winter months? Worried about isolation? None of us know what age will bring in terms of our physical and mental well-being. It is probably better we don’t know but there are things you can do to prepare should you be looking for services either temporarily or permanently. Speak to the Primary Care Physician – What might you expect in the coming months? What kind of care will your loved one need? Are you able to provide it? What resources are available to you? Are you going to be proactive or reactive? Many people make important decisions when forced to.

AGING – A conversation that NEEDS to be had.

Franklin, NH – Aging. It’s something we are doing every day but don’t want to think about. And when we DO stop to think about it, the thought usually is focused on how we can slow down or delay the aging process. The book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD is about addressing the fact that we ARE aging and HOW to start the discussion with your spouse, your children or your parents! Dr. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He writes about the difficulty the medical profession has in discussing issues of chronic illness and dying, particularly as it relates to elders. This is a must read for everyone! Peabody Home is in the business of aging and is acutely aw

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