Common reasons seniors move out of their homes include developing dementia, having a spouse fall ill or die, and not being able to keep up their homes. (iStock)
CHICAGO — “At least once a day, Dr. Lee Ann Lindquist gets an urgent phone call.
“‘Mom fell and is in the hospital,’ a concerned middle-aged son might report.
“‘Dad got lost with the car, and we need to stop him from driving,’ a distraught middle-aged daughter may explain.
“‘We don’t know what to do.’
“Lindquist, chief of geriatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, wondered if people could become better prepared for such emergencies, and so she designed a research project to find out.
“The result is a unique website, www.planyourlifespan.org, which helps older adults plan for predictable problems during what Lindquist calls the ‘last quarter of life’ — roughly, from age 75 on.”
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