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Resources for Effective Family Communication Around Care

The following links will take you to a number of resources that outline various communications scenarios that can help you and your family come together to provide and/or get the care that your senior loved one needs.

Identifying Mom’s Needs Key to Reaching Family Consensus

The signs all point to trouble for Mom. You and your siblings are concerned, but not sure how to proceed, especially because your mother is reluctant to leave her longtime home. Leaving home, though, is only one option, and the least popular among older adults, many of whom just need a little help around the house.

Improving Communication Between Seniors and Doctors

During a recent webinar on patient/doctor communication, Dr. Amy D’Aprix, Executive Director of the DAI Foundation, shared the following story:

“My father was referred to a urologist because he was having trouble urinating. I spoke with him right after the appointment and he said to me...

Help Seniors 'Shake Things Up' After the Holidays

An exercise or activity program for your senior loved one might be the right medicine to kick off the New Year. Make sure your older loved one checks first with his or her doctor, then encourage the senior in your life to take the first steps toward better health.

Patient/Doctor Communication - Professional Caregiver Recorded Webinar

Dr. Amy D’Aprix discusses the importance of effective communication between older adults and their healthcare providers, and the various legal forms and documents needed to assure one’s medical wishes will be met.

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