#11: Transitioning to Congregate Living

RS: Hello and welcome to another episode of Medical Narratives with Dr. Michael Gordon. I'm Regina Starr. And today we're discussing a topic that many seniors and their families face at some point in their lives. The challenge of deciding when to leave one's home for congregate living, such as a retirement home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. To help us with this complex issue, joining us today is Dr. Michael Gordon, an expert in the care of the elderly.

Hello Dr. Gordon. Welcome to the show.

MG: Hello and good morning.

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Dr. Michael Gordon recently retired after a fulfilling career as a geriatrician that spanned 56 years, 44 of which he spent working at the Baycrest Center in Toronto. He is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gordon is a recognized ethicist and a thought leader on all topics of care of the elderly and end-of-life decisions. Currently, Dr. Gordon provides part-time professional medical consulting mainly in the domain of cognition and memory loss.