by Karen Weatherford
At the Senior Citizens Center on Monday, April 9th, CIMA Hospice, At Home Healthcare and Carriage House Manor hosted a Brunch focused on various services offered in caring for the senior adult.
Stacey Wetzel, from CIMA Hospice spoke about the Services they offer and the Advantages to being on Hospice.
Linda Mobley, from At Home Healthcare spoke about the Services that they offer and the Process of getting on Home Health and the difference between Home Health and Providers.
Charlotte Baxter from Carriage House Manor spoke about what Nursing Homes have to offer and Dana Gilbreath, Social Services Director from Carriage House Manor talked about the importance of having an Out of Hospital DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order. A DNR is a form that needs to be filled out and then signed by your doctor. It should to be notarized and a copy should be in your car, your purse or wallet, on file at your doctor’s office and on file at your local Hospital. The form states your desires rgarding CPR, Transcutaneous cardiac pacing, defibrillation, advanced airway management or artificial ventilation. This enables you make life decisions for yourself prior to an emergency need or end of life decision and takes the burden off of your family, according to Karen Weatherford, Senior Citizens Center Director.