Conversations before crisis: A discussion about health care directives |

Conversations before crisis: A discussion about health care directives

Contingency planning is part of our everyday life. We keep savings accounts, spare tires and flashlights, all in case of emergencies. We also need to have contingency plans for unexpected health crises concerning Advanced Medical Directives, POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and DNRs (Do Not Resuscitate). The worst time to make good, informed decisions about health care choices is when you or your loved ones are in midst of the chaos, crisis and emotions that accompany an emergency situation.

Peace Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is offering a public workshop presented by Hospice of the Foothills from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley, in the Fellowship Center. This presentation will focus on understanding the documents needed to express your health care 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. This “Conversations Before Crisis” presentation will be led by Donna Brown, clinical liaison nurse and Cynthia Meilicke, Allied Services supervisor of Hospice of the Foothills. You will benefit from their collective knowledge and 20+ 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. For more information, call Peace Lutheran Church at 530-273-9631.

Planning ahead for your health care – now, and before a crisis — is a gift you can give yourself and those you love.

This Thrivent Financial sponsored educational event is for your benefit; no products will be sold.

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