Aging in Place Is a New Life Stage (FAR6061/FM1049)

elderly couple in kitchen“Many families today face tough decisions about how to assist elderly relatives when they need some extra help with daily living. Unsurprisingly, many such adults want to remain in their own homes where they feel most comfortable…” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Carol Church, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2013.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fm1049

Hospice Care (FAR5003/FM375)

woman with stethescope helps elderly man sit up in bed“Recently a friend’s mother, Alice, was diagnosed with lung cancer, and even though she received all the possible treatments, the cancer was incurable. She went into hospice care so that she could get professional help in preparing herself and her family for her death.” This 2-page Family Al was written by Suzanna Smith, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fm375

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility (FAR6017/FM434)

younger woman in earnest conversation with older woman“Assisted living facilities are a type of housing for frail elders and people with physical and mental disabilities who don’t need nursing care but cannot live independently. These residences offer personal care, health care, around-the-clock supervision, and other services. With a wide variety of facilities out there, selecting a residence may be difficult.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Suzanna Smith, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fm434

Disaster Planning for Caregivers (FAR6018/FM450)

Emergency supply list“News that a hurricane or tornado is on its way can cause anyone to worry. But if you’re responsible for providing care for someone who’s disabled, chances are you face additional concerns. You and the person you care for may not be able to “jump and run” when the tornado sirens are sounded or the hurricane warning is issued. As a caregiver, you should have specific strategies to be prepared for any natural disaster that may come your way.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Carolyn Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fm450