Preparing for the Unexpected: Are You Ready?

Long Island Professionals for Patient Safety will presenting a free workshop on planning for future health issues — "Preparing for the Unexpected: ARE YOU READY?" — at Farmingdale Village Hall on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 2:00-4:00 PM.

Let’s face it: most people — at least those who are fairly healthy and not very old — go through life hoping and expecting that tomorrow will be much like today. Lightning will not strike; they won’t drown in a flood or be hit by a speeding car. They won’t catch Ebola, won’t even get seriously ill or break a leg. Mostly, they’re right. But the local news every night shows unexpected events affecting the health and futures of people just like them, often with devastating results.

That’s why it’s so important to be ready for any eventuality.

To help Long Island residents make sure they’re prepared for the worst, Long Island Professionals for Patient Safety is presenting a free workshop — Preparing for the Unexpected: ARE YOU READY? — at Farmingdale Village Hall on Saturday, October 25th, 2014  2:00-4:00 PM.

Long Islanders should ask themselves how much they know about Advance Directives. What about palliative care? DNR/DNI orders? If the answer is “not much,” then they should attend this session. Just two hours today could save weeks or months of stress later.

The presentation will also include information on Healthcare Proxies, choosing homecare, and hospices. There will be expert speakers including:

•    Charles Fisher, Esq. (The Charles Fisher Law Firm)
•    Beverly R. James, RN, BSN (LI Care At Home)
•    Geri Manginello RN, BS (Good Shepherd Hospice)
•    Eva O'Brien RN, (Nurse Case Manager and Healthcare Organizer)

Hosted by Village of Farmingdale
Village Hall, 361 Main Street
Farmingdale, New York, 11735
October 25, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm
Age 18 and over.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call (516) 579-4711