Today we’re talking about better care for the elderly and tips to help families pre-plan for difficult life transitions.
Let’s face it. Nobody enjoys the time they spend as a patient in an emergency room. But being vulnerable to the hurried atmosphere that surrounds them, older people often find their stays in these facilities to be particularly difficult. They can become agitated within these settings and that emotional state might linger long after they have left.
Rev. Ken Dupin was instrumental in developing the MedCottage.
These structures are tiny enough to be installed virtually anywhere. But despite their small size they can serve as an alternative to nursing home care because they are specially equipped to ensure the safety and medical well-being of an elderly resident, even those who are medically fragile.
The guests for this show include: Jacqueline Marcell was a caregiver for her difficult elderly father and sweet ailing mother, both with Alzheimer's which went undiagnosed for over a year. Her first book 'Elder Rage', evolved out of his experience and years later it is still required reading at numerous universities and considered for a film.