Brown Bag Lecture: Advance Care Planning with Hope Levy of Kaiser Permanente
Peace of mind comes from knowing that your values and wishes are honored in health care decisions. Life care planning begins with choosing someone to speak for you in the unforeseen event that you are unable to communicate for yourself. We call that person a health care agent.
At Kaiser Permanente, we believe all adults should designate a health care agent and complete a basic Advance Care Directive so your family, physician, and others are able to honor your choices. We recommend that you bring the person you think will be your health care agent or other family members to class with you. Please visit www.kp.org/lifecareplan to download an Advanced Health Directive form or for additional information.
Hope Levy promotes a strengths-based approach to health education as facilitator of Kaiser Permanente health education classes including Healthy Weight, Pre-diabetes and You, Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions and First Steps Advanced Directives. In addition to her work at Kaiser, Hope is on the faculty of City College San Francisco’s Encore Learning Program, and is the founder of There’s Always Hope Consulting, specializing in helping create and deliver customized programs to promote positive aging for communities, organizations and individuals. Hope holds an MA in Gerontology and an MA in Special Education from San Francisco State University.
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