Life--The Later Stages
Saturday, November 10
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Center for Inquiry-Indiana
350 Canal Walk, Suite A
This is a program that should provide valuable information for people of all ages as we plan for Life--The Later Stages for ourselves, our families, and our friends. Participation is limited to the first 50 requests accompanied by the $5.00 registration fee to hold a place. There will be a lunch break for attendees to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Rebecca Vaughan, Program Director, Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program, Indiana Department of Insurance.
ABC’s of Long Term Care in Indiana
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 males and 1 out of 2 females will need some level of long term care assistance in their lifetime. What is long term care? How is long term care different than medical care? Doesn’t Medicare cover these types of services? Join Rebecca Vaughan, Director of Long Term Care, for the State of Indiana in a presentation on understanding what is long term care, how these expenses can be covered, and the options for Indiana consumers.
Dr. Amy Adams, Patient Care Manager, Harbor Light Hospice
When someone thinks of hospice, they immediately think the patient is going to die immediately. Patients can remain on hospice as long as they continue to meet Medicare’s criteria. Hospice is 100% covered by Medicare and it is no longer just for cancer patients. We want patients to remain as active as possible for as long as possible. It is not the goal of hospice to halt or hasten death.
Clarke Miller, President, Compassion & Choices of Indiana
The Right to Die Well: Why Physician Assisted Dying Should Be Legal
Modern medicine not only has greatly extended life but also has greatly prolonged many deaths. What options are available to humanely shorten a difficult dying process? Legal options are to discontinue treatments, begin expert comfort care, stop eating and drinking, and initiate terminal sedation. Three states also allow physician-assisted dying whereby the physician prescribes death-hastening medicine. How does this work and do Indiana residents need such an option?
Jennifer Nelson Williams, President, Aaron Rubin Nelson Mortuary, A.R.N.Cremation Services.
Preparing for Death--The Questions You Really Should Ask
Thinking about death is never easy. Talking about it can be even more
challenging. Nonetheless, we all know it is inevitable. Come join Jennifer Nelson Williams, President of Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary and Cremation Services for an open discussion of common concerns and fears. Among other things, we will discuss the role of hospice, first steps, the decisions you must make that you might not have thought about, funeral etiquette, the popularity of cremation, making the funeral service more meaningful for the survivors without spending more money; or any other question with regards to funeral services or end of life issues.
Reba Boyd Wooden, Director, Center for Inquiry Secular Celebrant program.
Secular Celebrations for Life's Milestones
The Center for Inquiry has created a Secular Celebrant Program to train and certify secular celebrants to perform weddings, memorials, and other "milestones of life" ceremonies. Reba will talk about this program and how you can become certified as a CFI Secular Celebrant.
Schedule for the Day
9:00 am--Registration, Coffee, Donuts, & Bagels
10:00 am--ABC’s of Long Term Care in Indiana
11:00 am--Hospice 101
12:00-1:30 pm--Lunch at a nearby restaurant
1:30 pm--The Right to Die Well: Why Physician Assisted Dying Should Be Legal
2:30 pm--Preparing for Death--The Questions You Really Should Ask
3:30 pm--Secular Celebrations for Life's Milestones
4:00 pm--continue the conversation over wine, soft drinks, and snacks
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