Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 01/28/2021

Who Will Speak for You If You Can’t Speak for Yourself?


Only about 30% of people have planned ahead in case they can’t speak for themselves during a serious illness or emergency. Val Walker of Voice Your Choice, an innovative community-based advance care planning program will share tips and technology to help us, our loved ones, and our clients wishes are honored whether they are 18 or 108. Voice Your Choice, a program of Nexus Montgomery led by JSSA, provides information and resources through local community training and can help you develop a plan to have your health care wishes known if you are unable to speak for yourself.

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12:04:31     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

12:04:34     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Patrice Brooks to All Panelists:  12:03 PM

Good afternoon. Patrice  Brooks, Calvert County Department of Social Services APS Investigator

12:04:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Memella Drake to All Panelists:  12:03 PM

Memella Drake, GERIATRICARE Management

From Bernie Cohen to All Panelists:  12:03 PM

Bernie Cohen                                                                   Insurance Solutions

12:05:21     From  Nancy Piness : Good afternoon...My name is Nancy Piness and I am a volunteer elder advocate in Washington, DC with several decades of experience at the national, regional and local levels, nancypiness@gmail.com. 202.236.2906.

12:05:49     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Good afternoon Prince Georges Department of social service. Family Support Worker II PH 301-909-2078

12:05:58     From  Amanda Baulig   to   All panelists : Hi Everyone! Amanda Baulig, Program Project Specialist at Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. loudounhabitat.org

12:06:06     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Amanda Baulig to All Panelists:  12:05 PM

Hi Everyone! Amanda Baulig, Program Project Specialist at Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. loudounhabitat.org

12:06:07     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Keisha.toussaint@maryland.gov

12:06:17     From  Marlyn Taylor : Good Afternoon Everyone! Marlyn Taylor her from the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Please contact our 24/7 helpline number for questions about dementia or Alzheimer's at 800.272.3900 or reach me at mataylor@alz.org. Enjoy your day!

12:06:54     From  Tom Shipe   to   All panelists : Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Founding Member: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)

https://www.superioroptions.org/


12:06:58     From  Bob Coulson   to   All panelists : Bob Coulson, Certified Senior Advisor and  Pet Chaplain (internet based), Contact:  revbobcoulson@gmail.com

12:07:01     From  Sara Hufstader : Good Afternoon, Sara Hufstader, Lead Project Coordinator, Voice Your Choice. I can be reached at shufstader@jssa.org. Thanks for joining us today!

12:07:10     From  Mary Moeder : Hi everyone! Mary Moeder with Byrd and Byrd, LLC Attorneys at Law. Elder law and litigation lawyers. mmoeder@ByrdandByrd.com, call or text us at 301-464-7448. Serving Maryland and DC.

12:07:25     From  valerie etienne   to   All panelists : Blissful noon everyone .Valerie Etienne with HOC  . I am at Valerie.etienne@hocmc.org 

12:08:57     From  EJ Burroughs   to   All panelists : Ms EJ Burroughs (new nonprofit) VINTAGE JEWELS, INC supporting/providing services to Senior Citizens in Prince Georges County Maryland.  Email: eburroughs@vintage-jewels.org (website forthcoming)

12:09:31     From  Cynthia Fraize : Hello Everyone I am Cynthia Fraize from Comfort Keepers Nova we are a  personal Home care agency. -703-591-7117 Cynthiafraize@Comfortkeepers.com

12:10:11     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From EJ Burroughs to All Panelists:  12:08 PM

Ms EJ Burroughs (new nonprofit) VINTAGE JEWELS, INC supporting/providing services to Senior Citizens in Prince Georges County Maryland.  Email: eburroughs@vintage-jewels.org (website forthcoming)

12:10:33     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Such a beautiful story @Val!

12:10:40     From  Tammy Turner : Good afternoon all. I'm Tammy Turner, Community Education Manager for Hospice of the Chesapeake. My email address is tturner@hospicechesapeake.org

12:10:53     From  Noel White  : Hi. Thank you Steve. Noel White with Ellen Platt's The Option Group. www.theoptiongroup.net nwhite@theoptiongroup.net We can navigate the healthcare maze with access to hundreds of resources to assist you.

12:12:17     From  Memella Drake   to   All panelists : congratulations. I also got my master while my son was in Iraq. this was a wonderful  way to not think what was going on.

12:12:56     From  Memella Drake   to   All panelists : it kept  me mentally healthy.

12:13:33     From  Diane Watson : What is the cost to do this advanced plan on line?

12:14:02     From  Sheila Baldeo   to   All panelists : Hi everyone,  Sheila Baldeo. I am an elder care advisor helping  seniors and families identify a senior community that fits their health and financial needs                                                           sbaldeo@djmbseniorresources.com.  443-415-3250

12:14:11     From  Nancy Piness   to   All panelists : Fabulous program! Will these slides be available for future reference, please?

12:14:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Slides and recording will be shared with everyone - we will also have this on podcast so you can listen to it while walking the dog!

12:15:10     From  Sara Hufstader : All resources and tools are free. There is no cost.

12:15:33     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Access podcast in all platforms from https://anchor.fm/steve-gurney

12:15:39     From  Sara Hufstader : This will be addressed also during the Q&A session.

12:16:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : All recordings at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

12:16:20     From  Nancy Piness   to   All panelists : Thank you, Steve...I guess I will have to drive to Reston to walk your dog!

12:16:27     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : Hello Everyone! Thank you, Steve, for yet another great program! Val, kudos on your article in Oprah!


12:16:58     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : Susan I Wranik, speech-language pathologist providing in-home/online care. Are you working with people with Parkinson’s?  The Communication Clubs offer an affordable opportunity for vocal strengthening and socialization. Susan@speakskill.com  301 520 2332 for details. SOS:  Here to Help™

12:18:42     From  R Hart   to   All panelists : Good day all, Rita Hart, Driving Moms & Dads non-medical transportation company 240-223-2418

12:19:45     From  Sara Hufstader : FYI - JSSA's training institute provides trainings that allow social workers to gain CEUs

12:19:58     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : Important to note that you do not have to be Jewish to receive services from JSSA.

12:20:17     From  Sara Hufstader : Thank you Susan for mentioning that!

12:22:22     From  Sara Hufstader : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACP2

12:23:26     From  Nancy Piness   to   All panelists : I cannot access the survey. I am on a Chromebook.

12:24:05     From  Sara Hufstader : Most people can access the link through the chat box. If not, please cut and paste into your browser. Thanks!

12:24:08     From  Nancy Piness   to   All panelists : I completed it...sorry..

12:24:35     From  Diane Watson : couldn't access but will do later

12:24:48     From  Sara Hufstader : Thank you!

12:25:04     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Ada Horsfall (MBA, MHA, MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters. 301-615-0616 ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com Lifematters is a home care providing care management, homecare and social engagement concierge services in DC, MD & VA for seniors and adult children. Looking to hire a self-motivated care manager.

12:25:14     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Ada Horsfall Lifematters to All Panelists:  12:25 PM

Ada Horsfall (MBA, MHA, MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters. 301-615-0616 ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com Lifematters is a home care providing care management, homecare and social engagement concierge services in DC, MD & VA for seniors and adult children. Looking to hire a self-motivated care manager.

12:25:43     From  Emily Fader   to   All panelists : Emily Fader, community service coordinator in the Answers for the Aging program at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. I field and information and referral hotline for older adults, caregivers, etc. 667-600-2100 efader@cc-md.org

12:26:13     From  Venise Vinegar : survey done. Thank you.

12:27:28     From  Cathy Harrison : Hi All. Cathy Harrison- Brightstar Care of Montgomery County -our team helps with private duty skilled and personal care for all ages cathy.harrison@brightstarcare.com

12:27:34     From  Diane Watson : What do you do if MD in hospital, who is not your usual MD doesn't pay attention to what is has been documented as your desire/wish

12:27:40     From  Sara Hufstader : Please note that Voice Your Choice can offer this presentation, at no cost, to your staff or clients. We also offer a free webinar for health care providers. If you are interested in scheduling a webinar, please contact me at shufstader@jssa.org. Thanks!

12:28:05     From  Steve Jefferys : Is an advanced care plan the same as your advanced directive?

12:28:21     From  Emily Fader : Emily Fader, community service coordinator in the Answers for the Aging program at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. I field and information and referral hotline for older adults, caregivers, etc. 667-600-2100 efader@cc-md.org

12:29:10     From  Memella Drake   to   All panelists : having problems with the connection

12:30:17     From  Memella Drake   to   All panelists : not able to receive the surveys

12:30:18     From  ZelmaRuth Peterson   to   All panelists : Family members seem uncomfortable talking about these choices and details

12:32:08     From  ZelmaRuth Peterson   to   All panelists : Is the Death Doula, not sure how to spell is this a person you identify and grow relationship bring them into your life before you need them? What does this person do and is this someone and a relationship you can make aware of your choices and wishes? Thank you so much for sharing and providing this important training and information

12:32:50     From  Bob Coulson   to   All panelists : What problems are actually solved by your platform-process? 

12:35:38     From  Bob Coulson   to   All panelists : It seems like this could replace my health care agent? Does it override my health care agent POA?

12:35:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : voiceyourchoice.org

12:36:49     From  Amanda Baulig : If the Voice Your Choice Program were to ever end, would I still be able to access my advanced directive? 

12:37:04     From  Sara Hufstader : These are great questions! We will address these questions during the Q&A. Thanks!

12:38:37     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : yes

12:39:00     From  Diane Watson : How is this information protected from people who shouldn't have this info?

12:39:45     From  Steve Jefferys : What health exchange system does this flow to?

12:39:57     From  Sara Hufstader   to   Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook(Direct Message) : Hi Steve, we have until 1pm correct? Thanks!

12:40:04     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : This is a great program - and a great option!  Thank you all for sharing.

12:43:49     From  Marcia Auberger   to   All panelists : Is this something we can print out for easier review?

12:45:30     From  Lori Stahl : A paper Advanced Directive requires a witness to the signature. I would assume that doing this electronically this process is not needed.

12:46:50     From  Sara Hufstader : Please visit www.VoiceYourChoice.org for more information about advance care planning and additional free tools and resources including a resource sheet about the difference between an advance care plan and a MOLST.

12:48:37     From  Olive Freeman : Olive Freeman, Senior Care Management Advocate

12:51:23     From  Bob Coulson   to   All panelists : Maybe stop screen share

12:51:36     From  Diane Watson : You don't think hackers can get through?

12:53:17     From  JANICE SMART   to   All panelists : crisp???

12:53:29     From  ZelmaRuth Peterson   to   All panelists : This is an important and visionary program, how long has this been available and do healthcare providers and doctors know about this?

12:53:59     From  Steve Jefferys : anyone know how often doctors and hospitals actually use CRISP (in an emergency)?

12:54:44     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : HITRUST is a privately held company located in Frisco, Texas, United States that, in collaboration with healthcare, technology and information security organizations, established the HITRUST CSF. The company claims CSF is a comprehensive, prescriptive, and certifiable framework, that can be used by all organizations that create, access, store or exchange sensitive and/or regulated data.


HITRUST originally served as an acronym for "Health Information Trust Alliance", but the company has since rebranded as simply HITRUST. HITRUST includes a for-profit division (HITRUST Services Corp) and a not-for-profit division (HITRUST Alliance).

12:55:01     From  Venise Vinegar : Is this platform available to those of us who live in California

12:55:19     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.digitalauthority.me/resources/hitrust-certification-guideline/

12:59:27     From  JANICE SMART   to   All panelists : Does DC have one like Maryland.

12:59:38     From  Venise Vinegar : Thank you.

13:00:25     From  Lori Stahl : Does this plan allow the health care agent to admit an individual to a nursing home as an Advanced Directive does if needed?

13:01:49     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Thank you for the information

13:02:47     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.doulabydestiny.com/

13:03:06     From  ABIOLA BAJERE : Good and vital informations.  Thanks Val, Sara and Steve.  

13:03:41     From  Sara Hufstader : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACP3

13:03:50     From  Diane Watson : Thank you so much for all the information imparted.

13:04:00     From  Carolyn Salamon   to   All panelists : This was Excellent thank you!!

13:04:15     From  Belinda Ragin   to   All panelists : Excellent! Thank you so much

13:04:17     From  JANICE SMART   to   All panelists : thank you so much

13:04:18     From  Sara Hufstader : Thank you all for your great questions! Please feel free to follow up with Val with any additional questions at vwalker@jssa.org.

13:05:16     From  Venise Vinegar : Thank you everyone!

13:05:35     From  Diane Watson : If you name 2, do you have to have both giving answer before action is taken?

13:08:20     From  Joan Wilber : Thank you!

13:08:23     From  Gloria Teasley   to   All panelists : Informative and timely

13:08:41     From  EJ Burroughs   to   All panelists : GREAT INFO!!!

13:10:33     From  Emily Green-Blicher : Thank you for this information and forum so that more people will do three Advance Care Planning

13:10:44     From  Mary Moeder : Is there a cost for to store the document?

13:14:06     From  Olive Freeman : From Olive Freeman, great session...much needed information. Thanks Panelists!!!

13:15:33     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Thank you so much Val, Sara and Steve!!!

13:15:34     From  Mary Moeder : Thank you for all the information.

13:15:49     From  Lori Stahl : Thank you

13:15:53     From  Mary Willson : Great info! Thank you!!

13:15:56     From  Sharon Lucas   to   All panelists : Awesome! Thanks!

13:15:56     From  Donna Butman : Thank you for this topic. Very timely.

13:15:58     From  Nancy Piness : Thank you!

13:15:59     From  Olive Freeman : From Olive Freeman, Thanks Steve

13:16:01     From  Sallie Holder   to   All panelists : Thanks so much...very helpful

13:16:04     From  Carolyn Salamon : THANK YOU ALL


 

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