By listening to older adults – control and legacy issues rise to the surface in many communications. By listening for and responding to these verbal cues, we can bridge the geriatric gap and facilitate their end of life tasks. Once we stop fighting or creating barriers for our elders, these are the things they will not surrender: the control they need to manage their lives and shape their legacies. (Solie, 2004).
Based on your readings in the text:
Please discuss in your own words (and using the text readings as a reference), your understanding of the terms and concepts of control and legacy for older adults.