Care Planning classes

The Six Keys to Care Planning Success

The Six KeysCare planning is the way you can obtain the health and medical care you want and avoid the care you don’t want, even if you’re ill and can’t speak for yourself. The Six Keys include selecting the best person to speak for you and communicating what’s important to you.

Presenters Edward Long, JD and Ellen Gorbunoff, RN (board members of Caring House) developed the Six Keys based on years of experience seeing both successful and failed care planning.

Open to the public.

Where: Congregation Ner Tamid, 5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register now through Congregation Ner Tamid . . . 

 

Advance Care Planning for Smarties

We present a series of community education programs on advance care planning. The programs generally run about 90 minutes.Student

  1. Twelve Reasons Advance Directives Fail and How to Avoid Them.
    You’ll see how even well-intended Advance Directives fail when the time comes, and you’ll learn how to avoid the traps.
  2. Who Ya Gonna Name? Plus Advance Directives 101.
    You’ll discover seven key criteria to help you select the best person to speak for you. Then you’ll examine the key parts of an Advance Directive document.
  3. What Ya Gonna Tell Em?
    Helps you figure out your wishes and what matters to you. Plus tips on communicating with those who need to know.
  4. I’ve Been Named. How Do I Do an Amazing Job?
    So, you’re named to speak for a family member or friend. As an “Agent in training” you’ll learn the keys to being an effective Agent on their behalf.
  5. Care Lingo Decoded. Plus California’s End of Life Option Act.
    Continuing your “Agent in training” work you’ll unravel hospital and care lingo like CPR, POLST, DNR, AND, ANH, intubation, feeding tube, respirator and much more. We’ll wrap up with the nuts and bolts of California’s 2016 physician-assisted suicide law.

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We also have a 25 – 30 minute introductory program. If your group of 25 or more is interested, email ed.long@yourcaringhouse.org and we’ll follow up with you.