As the saying goes, “Hope is not a plan.” In the event of a serious or terminal illness, it’s best to talk with your loved ones to figure out what their end-of-life wishes are. It’s a potentially awkward conversation to have with anyone, whether in poor or good health, but it also saves a lot of difficulty later on for all involved.
And though no one likes to think that something catastrophic healthwise may befall them, if bad news or a life-threatening medical situation were to occur, do you know whom you’d want to speak on your behalf? Have you told this person?
If you need help figuring out how to have that conversation or what to consider with your loved ones, we invite you to join our on-demand advanced care talk with Patty Mouton, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at Alzheimer's Orange County.
In this talk, we will discuss:
- What happens to you when you cannot speak for yourself.
- What the default standard of care is in a medical crisis.
- The differences between AHCD and POLST
- Funeral pre-planning and providers, and more.
Join us to have an in-depth conversation around advanced care planning, and leave with peace of mind. Watch the Seminar here.
About Alzheimer’s Orange County
Over 84,000 people in Orange County are affected by Alzheimer’s. Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Orange County (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter), has been Orange County’s center for Alzheimer’s resources. They are dedicated to providing quality care and support services to the thousands of residents of Orange County who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia, and also partnering with local researchers to populate clinical trials to help find a cure.
Alzheimer’s Orange County’s mission: To provide hands-on care and support, information, referrals, education and resources for families in Orange County and surrounding areas who experience memory loss, Alzheimer’s and other dementia, while advancing critical research for a cure.
The Team at Chatterton & Associates