Geriatric Medicine/MDS


Ann wrote at 2015-01-21 21:09:24
My father is 88 and suffers with MDS. He was diagnosed a month ago and has comorbidities of COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. We made the difficult decision to go with hospice and allow him to die a peaceful death at home. I am a chemo nurse and have watched other elderly patients endure the adverse effects of chemo and the decreased quality of life. Our family came to the conclusion that 88 years is a long life, well lived. and to allow the natural death process to ensue. It is the best decision for all of us to allow my father to die with dignity and at home with all of his family who love him.

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Margot RN BScN GNC


GERONTOLOGY (NURSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE ELDERLY) I have 25+ years experience working with the elderly. I would be pleased to offer any assistance I can. My areas of expertise include: Gerontology / Geriatrics, Long Term Care, Community Nursing, Palliative Care, Private Nursing Services, Intermediate / Extended Care. I also have a personal interest in Homeopathic and Eastern Medicine. If I can not answer your question I`ll do my best to direct you to an appropriate resource. Thank you.


27 years of Long Term Care and Community Nursing, specialising in Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care.

Registered Nurse , Certified Gerontological Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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