Listener Question: When Do I Step In and Make Decisions For My Aging Parent?
We talk with Gerontologist, Renee Skoglund about losing independence. When do I know when to start making decisions for my aging loved one? Is it ok to let them “struggle”? Are there any guidelines to follow when deciding to make those transitions? When is the right time to have this conversation? How can we make decisions together? We answer all these questions and more.
Renee Skoglund received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from Drake University and a Masters in Gerontology, from the University of Northern Colorado. She was awarded the Colorado Graduate Fellow and received the Graduate Deans Citation for Excellence. She has worked in the Gerontology field for over 30 years, focusing on creating, implementing, updating, managing, and improving programs for people over 50.
Programs included the creation of a hospital-based adult day program, a hospital-based membership program, starting her own company to maximize activity, engagement, and happiness, which result in a better quality of life. Several of the programs received national awards. She is the Executive Director at the Sanctuary in St. Cloud, MN.
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