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How to Take Charge of Your Health Care Decisions
How to talk with loved ones about health care preferences
How to choose the right person to make healthcare decisions for you should you become incapacitated.
How to fill out "Advance Directive" forms and what the legal or medical terms mean.
Laurie Umeh is a RN and geriatric nurse practitioner who has worked for the past 15 years with older adults in skilled nursing facilities in the East Bay. Laurie is a resident of East Oakland who has grappled with these issues in her own family.
Sheila D'Amico is a lawyer and resident of East Oakland. Currently a teacher at community college and formerly a Managing Editor of the MacArthur Metro, she has a passionate interest in helping people understand what they are reading by putting complicated terms into plain English.