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May 25, 2013
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Hospice of the Foothills offers workshop on healthcare directives


Contingency planning is part of our everyday life. We keep savings accounts, spare tires, flashlights; all in case of emergencies. We also need to have contingency plans for unexpected health crises. The worst time to make good, informed decisions about healthcare choices is when you or your loved ones are in midst of the chaos, crisis and emotions that accompany an emergency situation.

Hospice of the Foothills is offering a public workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at 11270 Rough and Ready Highway in the Kerby Conference Room. The workshop will focus on understanding the documents needed to express your healthcare choices if you are unable to do so. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the different types of advance directives and their advantages and disadvantages. We’ll also discuss how to talk about your decisions with your loved ones and your doctor.

The Conversations Before Crisis workshop will be led by Donna Brown, clinical liaison nurse, and Cynthia Meilicke, allied services supervisor. You’ll benefit from their collective knowledge and 20-plus years of combined hospice experience. The workshop is offered at no cost as an important service and in appreciation for the ongoing support of our community. Registration is required. You can register by emailing rwheatley@hofo.org or call 530-272-5739 and asking for Chelle Wheatley.


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