Advance Care Directive Topic of VNA Program in Claremont

Posted on 04/16/2013

Contra Costa TimesHaving the conversation with family members, no matter how difficult, can make all the difference in the world.

VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California wants to help make that easier. The Claremont-based nonprofit is joining other national, state and community organizations in highlighting an informative campaign about the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. In fact there is an official National Healthcare Decisions Day set for Tuesday.

Locally, VNA is hosting a program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s satellite office, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. Guest speakers from VNA and the hospital can provide information about what an advance care directive is and what other resources are available. There will be panel discussions about physicians’ orders for life-sustaining treatment,

The Conversation Project and the 25 documents everyone should have in place. Space is limited so reservations are required and can be made by calling 909-447-7333 or emailing nouellette@vnasocal.org.

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