How to Take Charge of Your Health Care Decisions

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Find out:

  • 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.


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