Advance care planning

How to change my health proxy?

Question: Christine asked us online “How to change my health proxy?” Answer: Christine, we’re assuming that you are asking how to change the person you’ve named to make care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. In California we refer to that person as an “agent.” Other states (including New York) refer to that person as a(…)

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Series of Smarties classes starts May 8 at Torrance Memorial

Advance Care Planning for Smarties is our popular five-part series on advance care planning. We cover how to select a best person to speak for you, advance directive documents, why even well-intentioned advance directives fail, figuring out and communicating your wishes, how to be an effective spokesperson for someone else, care lingo and California’s end(…)

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Being Mortal free film screening April 27

You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.” This event is a program of Torrance Memorial Medical Center presented in partnership with Caring House. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and(…)

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Naming Test #4 — Advance Care Planning

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Naming Test #3 — Advance Care Planning

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Care Planning Naming Test #2

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Care Planning Naming Test #1

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Directive Wallet Cards now available

Question: In a health emergency, how will the medical team know who is authorized to speak for you? Answer: They’ll find your Advance Directive Wallet Card. You’ve filled it out and kept it in your wallet with your driver’s license or other identification card. Background You’ve done your Advance Directive and named others to speak for you. But(…)

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Who Ya Gonna Name?

Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve created the Who Ya Gonna Name grid. It gives you the seven top criteria for evaluating who to name from among your family and friends. Use it(…)

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No frills advance health care directive

Looking for a plain-language, no-frills advance health care directive (California power of attorney for health care) form? Caring House has created one for you to use and share with others. Use this free, four-page directive to name those you want to make health care decisions for you if the time comes. Print and/or download. Find the(…)

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