Friday, January 15th, 2021

Free Advanced Directives Training via Internet or Phone

Western Medical Associates is happy to host a free, informative webinar about Advanced Care Planning for our patients and their family members.

Instructor/Speaker: Dr. Ellissa Tiller, Senior Vice-President and Hospice Medical Director with Hope West Hospice

When: January 15th, 2021, at 12 noon

Where: via Webex, from your own phone or home computer

How Do I RSVP?

Either:
1. Provide your email address to receive a link
or
2. Provide your name and phone number to receive dial-in information
Email: caremanagement@westmed.org
Phone: 970-241-7600

About Advance Directives

When is an advance directive used?  If you’re unable to make your decisions, your plans in the advance directive would guide decision making.

Can my advance directive be changed?  Advance directives can be changed at any time, as long as you are capable of making decisions.

What happens in an emergency?  In the event of an emergency, life sustaining measures may be started, possibly before your medical record is available. Treatment can be stopped if it is discovered that it is not what you would have wanted.

Do I have to have a lawyer to complete an advanced directive?  No. The law does not require you to have an attorney to complete an advance directive.

Do I need to talk with my physician?  When possible, it is important for you to talk with your physician to make sure your plan is clear, complete, and will be supported by your healthcare providers.

Are You Prepared?

Advance directives are the plans you make for your future healthcare decisions in the event you cannot make these decisions for yourself. Putting your plan in writing allows family members and healthcare providers to accurately follow your plan and make sure your wishes are upheld.

You make choices every day. Perhaps one of the most important choices facing you is your choice for future healthcare. Who decides when enough is enough? You do.

 

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(Information above from the Advance Care Planning Task Force brochure)

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