The Winchester/Frederick County S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council is hosting two informational sessions for area seniors and their caregivers. The topics that will be covered in the first session include Medicare and Long-term Care Insurance. Margie Stevens from SSIP Insurance Partners will talk about short term care, home health care, comprehensive long term care, and hybrids. The second session will detail a physician-signed order form which communicates and puts into action treatment preferences for patients who are nearing the end of their lives. POST emphasizes advance care planning conversations between patients, health care professionals and loved ones. This is a shared decision making process between the patient and the health care professional ensuring the patient’s wishes are honored.
The two part series will be held on the following dates:
- Medicare and Long-term Care Insurance – August 11, 2015
- POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) – Sept. 1, 2015
Each part of the series will take place at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury from 9 – 11 a.m. Registration is required and there is limited seating. To register please call Linda at (540) 327-3083. The deadline to register is July 31, 2015.