Aging in Place
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 7pm. This event will be live streamed on Facebook and put on our parish website's blog page for those who are not comfortable attending in person.
Robert Louis-Ferdinand, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Over the years, Robert has served thousands of aging or disabled people in our region. His focus is to support the health goals of those he serves. One issue he finds is that, although research suggests “87 percent of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age,” there are many barriers to that goal. In many cases, he finds that education helps people prepare. That is the goal of the talk: education on aging in your preferred environment. He will focus on an overview of aging in America, healthcare options in our area, and ways to mitigate potential problems.
The interventions Robert will share are drawn from personal experience with cases and are based on best practices in literature. The presentation will be interactive and will be followed by a question and answer session.
“We all need to be aware of the changing demographics,” says Louis-Ferdinand. “It’s not only affecting ourselves, but our families and our neighbors, too. The best thing we can do is learn and prepare.”
Robert is a practicing nurse practitioner, board certified in Adult & Geriatric Medicine, and a graduate of Duke university. He focuses his time on serving homebound adults in multiple settings. This is a valuable session for aging or disabled persons, as well as for families and caregivers.
If you are attending, please feel free to email Robert with questions to be included in the presentation: Robert.Louis-Ferdinand@oaklandhc.org.