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Aging With Dignity

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The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.05.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Rebekah McCloud UCF Forum columnist My friend of 30 years died recently. Her husband called one Sunday in February to say she was gone. Not unde...

10 Things You Should Know About Aging With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years.

Kidnapping My Parents

Vicky Tiel | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Vicky Tiel

I did not want my parents to end their life in a sad nursing home. I had to move them in with me and bring them to live their last days on my large farm a thousand miles away.

Creating Realistic Long-Term Care Solutions As Part of the Entitlement Reform Debate

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

It is time to rationalize both the financing and delivery of services to meet the needs of today's aging American population that will live longer and with more functional limitations, but who want to spend these years living to their fullest without being treated like patients.

10 Ways To Age With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Our nation lacks a system of care and support that enables older adults to age with dignity, independence, and choice in the face of increasing health and daily needs. Here are 10 ways you can help to ensure that a system of care is available for you and your loved ones should you ever need it.

10 Things Every Family Should Know About Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness or disability.

Synergy for Senior Care: Improving Partnerships Between Medical Services and Community-Based Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Care coordination and transitions are critical to providing services that should be offered at the right time by the right provider and in the right place. For people whose lives are on the line, this pathway can and should be as smooth as possible.

10 Things to Discuss with Your Doctor to Promote Aging with Dignity and Independence

Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW | Posted 09.26.2012 | Fifty
Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW

Here are ten important conversations to have with your doctor to prepare for changing health needs as you grow older:

When Wishes Are Fishes

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

How do we get doctors to honor our wishes at the end of life? Most recommend preparing an advance directive, and I'm no exception. These documents are not infallible, but they are the best things we've got going for us when we can't speak for ourselves.

Aging With Dignity and Independence: The Who, What, Why, and How

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 04.25.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Seventy percent of people over 65 will need some form of daily assistance. Yet in an aging America, just when these services will be needed by our loved ones the most, long-term services and supports is eroding due to budget constraints.

Resolving to Talk with Your Loved Ones About Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 04.03.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

I invite you to think about what aging with dignity and independence means. Then take time to have the tough conversations with your loved ones about what is important to you as you grow older, and how you will get help should you require daily assistance.