by Kevin K. Johnson, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
VISIT WITH VISITING ANGELS
Did you know that Cleveland, Ohio is one of only five U.S. cities with more than one hospital on the U.S. News World & Report Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll. Additionally, the Global Center for Health Innovation is the only one of its kind in the world featuring hands-on interactive displays depicting the future of health care. Well, this week Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation will host the 24th annual Case Management Society of America conference. The conference starts Tuesday evening, June 17th and runs through Friday, June 20th. Visiting Angels will be participating in this year’s conference and exhibition. Please come visit with us in the conference exhibit hall at Booth #813. CMSA’s Annual Conference & Expo offers a high-powered mix of diverse education sessions, leading industry experts and valuable networking opportunities! This annual gathering allows case managers and allied health care professionals to come away empowered with the latest knowledge & information. We are proud to be a member of this community providing a trusted resource to seniors and those entrusted with their care.
Over the past years and as recently as the past two blog posts, I’ve discussed the importance of creating Advanced Directives and working through the tough job of Advanced Care Planning. These are difficult issues. They require patient persistence, tact, assertiveness, and resolve all at the same time. As a picture can sometimes be more effective than words, so too can a video show the challenges and the importance of addressing Advanced Care Planning, no matter how difficult, and getting through the process ahead of the possible occurrence of a major health issue. Please reference Cecilia’s Story as told in this informative YouTube video. I think you will find this beneficial for you and your family.