This is the second of a series of twelve workshops given to prepare families to better manage a crisis brought about by an unexpected medical event or by the last phase of life. Please join us for any or all of the sessions to be given this year.____________________________________
After an emergency call about a loved one experiencing a medical crisis, what commonly follows is a trip to the hospital. While at the hospital, you may interact with over 20 new people. For both the patient and family, being in a hospital can be confusing, frightening, overwhelming. Coping with the special world of a hospital, providing good information for professionals and supporting your loved one can be quite challenging.
We hope to give you answers that will help.
We are pleased to have Elisabeth Burghardt of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center discuss:· Who are the professionals I will see ?· How do I get my questions answered?· What are the first 48-hours at the hospital like?· What resources are typically available at a hospital to help the patient and the family?
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to the discussion of advance directives and helping people fill out their advance directives. Forms for Vermont and New Hampshire will be provided.
WHEN: Friday 2/23 from 6pm to 8pmWHERE: Windsor Public Library 43 State Street in Windsor VTFree and open to the public. Donations for Windsor Library would be great.
This is potluck event. Please feel free to bring something to share.