Sept 21, 2023 at 10am. Live Presentation at The Redwoods. Private meeting.
Susan Gess, Volunteer End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), will introduce the organization and highlight the in-depth information available on the website as well as the personal services provided by EOLCCA to include personal phone support on all end of life topics. Presentation will also include options available to those at the end of life including of Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).
Tuesday, August 22, 2003, 10 AM. This Zoom presentation is for the medical and social work staff of Delta Health Hospice.
Founding Director Lynne Calkins, End of Life California (EOLCCA), will review with medical and social work staff the requirements and processes of Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), to include suggested helpful language to assist clients in understanding their options and exploring their values. In addition, the extensive information and support EOLCCA can provide to their clients will be reviewed.
Residents of Hillcrest retirement Community are invited to join End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) Founding Director Lynne Calkins, and Client Volunteer Thom Bettinger who will highlight services provided by this organization whose goal is to help ensure that people are able to receive the information and support they need to advocate for and experience the death they wish.
The presentation will cover such topics as:
Advance care planning – Advance care planning is a process that enables individuals to make plans about their future health care. Advance care planning is applicable to adults at all stages of life. Participation in advance care planning has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety for patients and their families, and lead to improvements in end of life care.
The new bill reduces the waiting period between the required two oral requests to 48 hours.
Healthcare systems and hospices now have to post their aid-in-dying policies on their websites.
The final attestation form is no longer needed.
The amendment also clarifies that MAID medication can be taken within a healthcare facility.
Eligibility Requirements for MAID – Must be 18 years or older; Must be of sound mind and exhibit appropriate decision-making capabilities to the attending physician; Must be able to self-ingest the medication either orally or by pushing through an NG tube; and Must be diagnosed with a terminal disease, with a life expectancy of six months or less, by two physicians.
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