Having a loved one go to the emergency room can be an extremely emotional and overwhelming experience. Seniors use the emergency room more than any other demographic. Many families are unprepared to make decisions quickly with minimal information and guidance. What are your options? What do you ask for? This talk will focus on what to expect when you get to the ER, and what happens when you leave.
Join us to learn:
A checklist of things to have in place before an emergency
The importance of diagnosis and follow-up
Working with the hospital and staff
Your rights in the hospital
Handling complaints and appeals
Having a discharge plan
To register, please call Del Oro Caregiver Resource center at (916) 728-9333. If you need someone to care for your loved one so that you may attend, free in home care may be available. Please indicate your need for respite upon registering.