May 2, 2022
During these times, the importance of having someone who will be there for you cannot be stressed enough. What services and facilities out there are geared toward improving overall health and well-being you might be missing out on?
Today, Linda MacDougal focuses on the older adult population. She is a senior health advocate and massage therapist, a holistic health practitioner, and a management consultant for caregiving situations. As a senior herself, Linda is also an advocate for change in the senior living space. Her background and focus on awareness led to the writing of her book "The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar...A Primer for Massage Therapists and Caregivers".
Linda is a social worker who has worked with elderly clients for many years. She has discovered that many of the common problems faced by these clients, such as falls, lack of mobility, and medication issues, can be improved with the help of specialized care. In this podcast episode, Linda shares her insights on how to provide better care for elderly clients, including tips on how to improve their mobility, massage therapy, and medication management.
Join me in this episode and learn why Linda MacDougal is a Kickass Boomer!
[00:01 - 08:51] Observing the Realities of Senior Health Care
[08:06 - 20:58] The Importance of a Patient’s Advocate
[20:59 - 44:24] The Advocacy for Better Senior Health Care
[44:25 - 45:09] Closing Segment
“They don't want it [treatment] to be part of the routine, but it's important for the people that they say they’re taken care of.” - Linda MacDougal
“When you don't have your feet supported, you don't have your ankles supported, you don't have your knees, your hips, the whole body is off.” - Linda MacDougal
“You need two people listening because you're not paying attention because you're emotionally involved. So you need a second pair of ears to really understand what the doctor is saying.” - Linda MacDougal
Email email@example.com to reach out to Linda MacDougal and check out her book "The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar...A Primer for Massage Therapists and Caregivers".
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