A Backup Plan for Solo Seniors: Health Care Decision Making for People Aging Alone
By: Linda J. Camp, MPS, Owner, Turning Point Consulting
Talking about the last life chapters isn’t easy for anyone, but it is especially difficult for “solos;” older adults who lack the traditional family support structure. When crafting wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives, members of this group struggle with who to designate as a surrogate. Solos “with capacity,” are a largely invisible but growing group. Come hear about and discuss the foundational work on this issue that is underway in Minnesota.
- Gain awareness and understanding of the diverse personal circumstances and diverse perspectives of solo older adults;
- Explore the unique issues, needs, gaps, and barriers faced by solos in planning for late-life;
- Learn about replicable work in Minnesota directed toward implementing practical solutions for solos;
- Discuss opportunities to contribute to current research.
Linda J. Camp, MPS, Owner, Turning Point Consulting
Linda’s consulting work has focused on strategic planning, program evaluation, systems analysis, and change management for non-profits and local government. Linda has held adjunct appointments with Cardinal Stritch University, Concordia University, and University of Phoenix Online teaching courses in management, leadership, organizational development, and communications.