Tag: #choices #independence #ageoutloud

Independence Day

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The care system for older adults has elements of paternalism that should be challenged.  There is nothing more personal than experiencing illness and making decisions for your self about where to live and how to receive care. Older people still have the right to self direct and make autonomous decisions, even if they are sick with a terminal illness or have a cognitive impairment.

Oh, and guess what, you don’t have to follow Doctor’s “orders”.  (And I can say that because my Dad was a physician, he might even have agreed with me..).  At least ask “why” and get the answer to your satisfaction if you have questions.  Don’t be intimidated!

Take these Independent women as a great example who took charge of their own retirement living and chose to try something new!

Happy Fourth everybody!

http://www.elle.com.au/culture/all-female-retirement-home-13382