"Age in Place" Author Lynda Shrager on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 26, 2018

This week's topic was about how 90% of seniors, according to a survey by AARP, wish to remain in their homes - but those desires are often derailed by declining physical and cognitive abilities. The question of whether they can stay often causes conflict between parents and their adult children.

The answer, according to this week's guest, Lynda Shrager, author of "Age in Place," is to somehow meet in the middle. She maintains that by getting parents to agree to modify their surroundings, you can help them stay in their home as long as possible. Shrager is a registered National Board Certified occupational therapist, a masters-level social worker, and a certified Age in Place specialist with more than 37 years of experience in geriatrics. She is an expert in adapting environments to increase patient safety and independence.

(Original air-date: 04/23/18)