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Dying At Home: How To Plan & Prepare for a Home Death

Hosted by: Institute on AgingCompassion & ChoicesDeath Doula LAEnd of Life Choices-CA

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Preparation around death & dying at home can be challenging & complex. Join our mindful panel of end-of-life experts as they share perspectives, options & resources supporting the home death option.

In times past, it was not unusual to die in a place that was both comforting and familiar: Home.

Nowadays, we are faced with increased medical interventions and scenarios. Conversations & planning around death and dying in general can feel challenging and complex. Medical, physical, emotional, physical, legal, & spiritual issues may become heightened and overwhelming. However, with the right support and plans we still have the opportunity to prepare for a good death, and in the setting of our choice. Education and care can assist in better outcomes overall, and support the grieving process of both the dying and the living.

Join our mindful panel of healthcare-based, end-of-life experts who will share perspectives, communication tools, laws, resources and funeral options for home deaths. There will be time allotted for Q & A. This event is free of charge.

Facilitator: Stefanie Elkins, MA, Continuum of Care Coach & Consultant


  • Care Planning Conversations: Karen Morin, RN, Founding Director, Vice President of End of Life Choices California
  • End-of-life Options: Stephanie Marquet, MD, Palliative Care Physician & Advisor, Compassion & Choices Medical Advocate
  • Home Funeral Guidance: Jill Schock, Clinical Chaplain, End of Life Advocate, Death Doula LA

Wine & Cheese Get-together in San Marcos

Topic: Please join an informal conversation about the importance of end-of-life planning.  Learn about formulating your own end-of-life choices, deciding what is best for you, things to consider when choosing a hospice provider, and communicating your end-of-life wishes to your family, physicians and caregivers.
Hosts: Lisa Klinger and Judith Schnack, End of Life Choices California
To RSVP email us by August 20 with your name and your guests at: Thank you!

City of Hope End of Life SYMPOSIUM

Topic: End of Life Option Act Roundtable One: The Southern California Experiences

Panelist: Karen Morin Green, RN
Vice President of the Board, End of Life Choices California

This day-long Symposium will include presentations on:

  • Role of Advance Directives
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • Prognostication
  • Symptom Management
  • Pain Management & Palliative Sedation
  • Role of Hospice
  • End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) in Southern California
  • Supporting Caregivers
  • Cultural Perspectives at End of Life

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