I expect to be frail at some time in my life. What decisions will I make?

Most of us will become frail before we pass away, especially if we live to an old age. Will we still be happy when we become frail and need help from others? How can we be both happy and not a burden to loved ones? My friend Shannon has poor vision but in other ways she sees things very well.

 

Americans live longer, healthier lives than ever before. However, this longer life span poses a new set of challenges.

Americans will usually spend two or more of their final years disabled enough to need someone else to help with routine activities of daily living because of chronic illness.

See below: Living Well at the End of Life

Have you thought about what choices you’ll make when you become frail? Please add a comment below.

Also, let me know if you’d like a topic discussed.

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PS. On Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Hawaii Time, AARP will present  "Know Your Options For Elder Care in Hawaii." Please register online.

 

For more detailed information on aging and frailty, please take a look at these articles (pdf).

Living Well at the End of Life

Disability during the Last Two Years of Life

Patterns of Functional Decline at the End of Life

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