What Is The CarePlanIt Aging Framework?
The CarePlanIt aging framework is represented by five master techniques (aka Five Master Techniques). These include housing, finances, health, family communication, and end-of-life choices. They are comprehensive, and consequently, all age-related issues fall into these categories.
The Five Master Techniques of Aging
Super Agers, for example, manage these five aspects of their lives. That’s what makes them Super Agers. Unlike the rest of us, Super Agers have a framework to manage age-related issues. In other words, SuperAgers are able to proactively manage these five areas.
You can also learn to be a Super Ager by learning these Five Master Techniques. of your life, and you too can become a Super Ager. This is what the CarePlanIt aging framework offers seniors. We’ll talk more about these later, but here’s what to keep in mind for now.
The Five Master Techniques Making Up The CarePlanIt Aging Framework
Housing is all about you staying in your home. For example, what do you need to do to stay in your home? Also, if you do choose to leave, where do you go?
Finances, or resources, is the way you pay for stuff like mortgages, insurance, gas, healthcare, and food. How do you know how much you need? What do you do if you don’t have enough?
Health is how a health condition manifests in your daily life. In other words, how does a serious illness diagnosis impact your day-to-day life?
End-of-life chores are things like who makes decisions when you’re incapacitated and what efforts and resources do you want to invest in keeping you alive, and under what circumstances.
Family communication refers to how you communicate the above to those caring for you and your family members. After all, a framework doesn’t work well if those around you don’t know you use it.
Every Generation Has A Role In The CarePlanIt Aging Framework
Carmen and I learned Super Agers don’t age alone. Their family, caregivers, and participating community members play key roles. We divide these roles into “Agers,” “Caregivers,” and “Learner and Observers” (L&Os). We call the senior at the core, the “Ager.”
The Ager is the person working through the five master techniques. Caregivers help Agers. L&Os periodically help Agers and Caregivers. Playing multiple roles is common. Thus, everyone in the family and the senior’s extended family can participate.
Other Resources On CarePlanIt’s Aging Framework
A great place to start learning about the framework is here.
If you are curious about frameworks, an example from another area is here.