Every Patient Should Have an Empowered Voice!
A Summary of MeckMIN's October Food for Thought Presentation, Important Life Conversations: Are you having them?
Dementia practitioner and patient-senior-caregiver advocate Lorrie Klemons, MSN, BSN, RN, led a very informative discussion on how to proactively speak with your loved ones about their wishes or plans for the future.
Below is a brief summary of topics covered in the October Food for Thought presentation in addition to the Zoom recording. You will also find a link to Lorrie's E-Book that she created to assist you or your loved one with gathering important information to share with caregivers.
MeckMIN offers FOOD FOR THOUGHT presentations on the 3rd Thursday of every month 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Join us for a presentation and discussion about issues that affect our community; a way to gather persons from different faith groups and ethnicities, to break bread together, and to share in relevant issues of common concern.
MeckMIN's October 2020 Food for Thought session, "Important Life Conversations: Are You Having Them" was led by Lorrie Klemons, MSN, BSN, RN, 2020 National Caregivers Conference Speaker, Dementia Practitioner, Patient-Senior-Caregiver Advocate, Senior Lifestyles Consultant,Educator, Author and owner of Klemons Health Care Consulting.
Lorrie held a very informative discussion about how to proactively speak with your loved ones about their wishes or plans for the future. These conversations are especially critical to the safe, dignified and joyful aging of parents but they can be incredibly difficult to navigate.
Every patient should have an empowered voice in any healthcare setting and every member of the healthcare team should engage and embrace such empowerment in order to make sure the patient's voice is heard.
If you were unable to attend, you can now access and listen to the Zoom recording here: Passcode: Xry*UY51
You can also download a helpful E-book that Lorrie has created to assist your loved one with gathering important information to share with caregivers. Download E-Book below:
Join us for our next Food for Thought Conversation!
Caregiving Through The Holidays
with Coury O'Donoghue, Director of Program Services, Alzheimer's Association.
When: November 19th 12:30pm-1:30pm (Zoom)
Long-established traditions of all faiths may make overwhelmed caregivers even more stressed. This program suggests ways to for them to care for themselves and their loved ones and provides tips for safety to help make holidays more enjoyable for all.