What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Would your family know what to do?
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care. They give you a way to make your wishes known to family, friends, and health care professionals which can avoid confusion later on in the event of a healthcare crisis.
The Memory Center, Richmond is hosting a special event on June 2nd to help you understand your rights and make informed decisions about your healthcare.
Learn how to:
•Explain your right to appoint a decision maker to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to speak for yourself
•Discuss the importance of having conversations about what you do and no not want be done to you or for you
•Discuss the process for completing an advance directive-the document that explains your wishes
Presenter Betty Bryson, RN is an Educator Coordinator for CJW Medical Center and senior advocate. She knows first-hand how important Advance Directives and establishing Medical Power of Attorney. Ms. Bryson also serves as Power of Attorney for her mother, who is a resident at The Memory Center, Richmond.
There is no cost for this event, but space is limited. Reserve your space by June 1st by contacting Tamika Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Thursday June 2, 2016 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, light refreshments will be served
Where: The Memory Center, Richmond, 13800 Bon Secours Drive in our Landmark Theater