Hillcrest Retirement Community: End of Life Options

July 18, 2023 at 2 pm  Live Presentation.  Private for Residents of Hillcrest Retirement Community

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.
  • Updates to the California End of Life Option Act – as of January 1, 2022:
    • 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.

For more information contact: Lynne Calkins, LCalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org


End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (EOLA); eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

Be sure to check our Resources page for Q/A; information on books, films, and organizations; sign up for our blog; see upcoming events; and so much more.  To request a speaker for your group or organization, click here.

Petaluma Senior Center

Quality of Life at the End of Life: What Does It Take to Get There?

This is an in-person presentation at the Petaluma Senior Center, and is open to the public. Monday, July 10th, 1 PM

Presenters Sharon Ziff, Volunteer End of Life Choices California and Retired Hospice Nurse, with Dr Andrew Wagner, Palliative Care/Hospice Specialist will discuss the importance of advance planning and communication with loved ones for a good “final chapter.”  The value of palliative care, hospice, and other options available to those at the end of life, including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) will also be covered. 
RSVP at the Petaluma Senior Center or call 707-778-4399
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End of Life Choices California

End of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (EOLA)eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. We are strong advocates for both hospice and palliative care.

Be sure to check our Resources page for Q/A; information on books, films, and organizations; sign up for our blog; see upcoming events; and so much more.  To request a speaker for your group or organization, click here.

 

Oakmont Village: End of Life Choices

Wednesday, June 7, 3-4:30 PM. This private presentation, hosted by Café Mortel, is for residents of Oakmont Village, CA to review End of Life Choices.

Join Stewart Florsheim, a Board Member of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), for this engaging and informative presentation on End of Life (EOL) Options including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). Topics will include recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act, eligibility requirements, and barriers that still remain for those wishing to utilize MAiD.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

For additional information, contact Lynne Calkins at lcalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org or 760.632.8029

Hope Hospice: End of Life Options and Medical Aid in Dying

All Hope Hospice clinicians (RNs, LVNs, MSWs, SCCs, et al) are invited to this Zoom presentation, Thursday, June 22th, 3-4 PM.

Representatives from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) will present on End of Life (EOL) Options including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). Topics will include recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act, eligibility requirements,  and barriers that still remain for those wishing to utilize MAiD.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Contact Mariam Lawson, mariaml@hopehospice.com, for additional information and/or Zoom sign-in link. For more information on Hope Hospice and Health Services, visit: www.hopehospice.com

Advantage Hospice Costa Mesa: End of Life Choices

This presentation and Q/A session is for the staff and volunteers of Advantage Hospice Costa Mesa

This interesting and informative session will cover recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act, requirements for and barriers to Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), end of life options if one does not meet eligibility for MAiD, and a host of related topics.   Presenters from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) include Founding Director Lynne Calkins, Volunteer Manager Steffany Lohn, and Client Volunteer Linda Rowe.

For additional information, contact Lynne Calkins at lcalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org or 760.632.8029