Why might an elderly person not want to enroll in a LIFE program?

Dr. Arun S. Rao, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

One reason an elderly person might not want to enroll in a LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program is that it is a change. Enrolling in a LIFE program means a new set of staff and colleagues and a new set of providers. That can be difficult for somebody who's been in the community and is used to doing some things a certain way. Ultimately it's a choice of the person as to whether or not they want to enroll in a LIFE program.

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