Jan 31, 2018
Today we have Lee Lindquist with us on the GeriPal podcast to talk about planning for the "4th quarter" of life. Dr. Lindquist is a geriatrician and chief of geriatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Lindquist developed a website called PlanYourLifespan.org to help older adults create strategies for dealing with health crises, such as hospitalization, a serious fall, and dementia. Using the website, older adults can think about what services they may need in the last 10 or 15 years of their lives, what choices they can make now, and how to access these services when needed. Her work was also recently published in a a Journal of Hospital Medicine paper showing that the website helped older adults plan for posthospital discharge needs before a hospitalization occurs. So give it a listen and comment below on what you think should be address in the last quarter of life.