In today’s world we hear a lot about disaster planning and preparing for events we hope will never happen. A visit to Acute Care can feel like a disaster but with a bit of a road map and groundwork, it doesn’t have to. This webinar will help you think about a possible visit to the Emergency Department and/or an admission into Acute Care. It will explore some of the difficulties commonly experienced and how they might be addressed.
Wendy Johnstone, a Gerontologist who supports caregivers on Vancouver Island as a contractor with Family Caregivers of BC and through her own business in this hour webinar covers topics from:
– What to have ready to take with you to the ED
– How to interact with health care providers
– Who to talk to and when
– How to advocate for your care recipient without being labelled a pest
– How to work with acute care staff for the best discharge possible