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We’re lucky enough at SCAN to have the opportunity to know some truly remarkable people—our members who have reached their 100th birthday and beyond. In birthday visits to these members, we see how these centenarians are breaking the stereotypes and challenging old ideas by aging in good health and vitality.
As of press time, COVID-19 cases were dropping, and more restrictions were being lifted every day. And SCAN headquarters had just reopened (cue the confetti!). You may not know this, but I started working at SCAN during the height of the pandemic. So, I’m thrilled to be meeting with my colleagues in person!
Ask Regina P. who her healthcare provider is and she’ll respond, “Which one?” That’s because in addition to her primary care provider she sees a pulmonary specialist to help manage the asthma she’s had since childhood. Read on to find out how she keeps track of all those involved in her care coordination.
Protect Your Dignity With an Advance Directive
As we’ve learned from COVID-19, a life-threatening illness or accident can happen at any time and to even the healthiest person. That’s why it’s important to have an advance directive in place, no matter your age or health.