After reading a recent blog on Inside Elder Care, BrightStar Chicago owner, Cheri McEssy, isn’t sure a “Geriatric Screening” would be well received.
“I saw this article the other day and it got me thinking. While a Geriatric Screening seems like a great idea to use in assessing early support needs for our aging population, I couldn’t help but wonder if our active seniors would take offense at something like this being suggested. It sounds like a great preventative and proactive measure to take, but I know that a lot of people in their 60′s and 70′s would be offended to have their “geriatric-ness’ pointed out. It’s difficult to know what to do, but I think the knowledge of these programs only helps in being able to provide a comprehensive plan for our senior population; it helps us to be able to present the option of a Geriatric Screening if someone seems open to it when the benefits of such a program are identified and received well. Again, it’s all about options and information, whatever your age is!”
You can view the entire blog by visiting Inside Elder Care. What are your thoughts on a “Geriatric Screening”?