Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)
ASA Members: Register now for FREE
Includes complimentary CEUs*
This web seminar is based on the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AiA) workshop “Plan Your Lifespan: Developing and Testing a Tool for Planning in Advance for Major Life Events.”
Seniors wish to age-in-place in their own homes, but often don’t understand their likely health trajectory and future home needs. Subsequently, when a health crisis occurs (hospitalization, a fall or Alzheimer’s), family and friends must react to the emergency. “Lifespan Planning” or “4th Quarter Planning” helps older adults and their families plan for the 5 to 20 years before death when elders become more disabled and require more assistance. Dr. Lindquist and her team of geriatricians, older adults, caregivers, nurses, social workers and communication experts developed a free nationwide tool, PlanYourLifespan.org to facilitate planning. Through PlanYourLifespan.org, older adults and their loved ones learn about common advanced life events that can impact their independence and available resources to help.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe the major events that impact an older adult’s ability to successfully age in place;
- Communicate options available and planning decisions for successfully aging in place;
- Connect elders and families to local and national resources for services; and,
- Implement Lifespan Planning as a means of helping older adults age in place and plan their future.
Dr. Lee Lindquist is a geriatrician and chief of Geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She has led multiple research studies on enabling older adults to successfully age in place and being prepared for advanced life health crises.
Dr. Gayle Kricke is a clinical quality leader and advocate for older adults in the healthcare system. As a social worker, she witnessed the struggle older adults face in understanding the complicated tasks required in modern healthcare. As a healthcare quality and patient safety investigator, she analyzes complex systems to make them better for older adults.
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars.