Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How to Evaluate Whether a Senior should Stay at Home with Help or Move to a Residence – part 1

Do you have concerns about yourself or an aging family member and his or her safety at home?  Do you wonder if your aging family member should move to residence for safety reasons?  Join us as our guest, Marie-Claude Giguère, author of the award winning book: Stay or Move? How to Talk to Seniors about Their Changing Needs and Retirement Residence (www.seniorstayormove.com ) , provides tips on how to evaluate whether or not a senior should stay at home with supportive services or move into a residence that offers care.  Host, Stephanie Erickson, and Marie-Claude Giguère review the ways in which risks can present at home and determine the level of vulnerability for a senior.  In addition, they explore how family dynamics can impact the difficult choices that must be made.  Listeners can also visit www.ericksonresource.com to access worksheets to assist in making this difficult decision.