Aging in Place vs Aging in a Residence


DJOT Team 4 Sandra is having difficulty making decisions about her next steps: Aging in Place Vs. Aging in Residence. She has reached out to Julia, a social worker, to talk about some of her and her family’s concerns. Sandra’s wish is to age independently at home, but her family is concerned for her overall well-being and is pushing Sandra to live in a senior’s residence. Julia decides it would be best to compile a team of experts from different interdisciplinary fields to discuss all of her possible options. Conflict arises with a difference in opinions on what is best for Sandra. The conflict escalates within the team, which prohibits Sandra from having a voice in being able to express her own desires.