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Depending on a number of circumstances, if you answer “yes” to any ONE of the questions below, either for yourself or for your loved one, there could be a significant risk of falling. A fall can change the course of a life due to fracture, subsequent hospitalization, and loss of independence. Not everyone who falls sustains a serious injury but if there have been previous falls, there will likely be more.
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
Moving to an assisted living community, particularly as a single person, can feel reminiscent of the high school cafeteria at your new school. Where do I sit? Who do I talk to? Is there a friendly welcoming face in this crowd? Who will teach me the ropes?
Mary Marita is Senior Vice President and COO at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She has 22+ years of executive and administrative leadership in the aging field including long-term care and community-based organizations and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. In 2012, Marita was recognized by Crain's in the 40 Under 40 awards and was honored as a YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence. Lisa Weitzman is the Benjamin Rose Institute Care Consultation Manager of Business Development. She holds an LISW-S license and Dementia Care Specialist certification. She has a passion for social justice and the social determinants of health as they pertain to older adults aging well in the community.
Greg McIntyre is VA Certified and an Elder Law Attorney based in North Carolina. He became a lawyer to fight courtroom battles which he did for years. However, after working in an environment where the focus was always on the next billable hour, he started McIntyre Elder Law practice because he was interested in being more than just a lawyer. Greg was interested in making a difference in his clients’ lives.