Webinars for Consumers and Care Providers

GOING VIRTUAL. Gather your group or sign up individually. We have 3 NEW Live Webinars to offer.

For Consumers: "Now's the Time: Make Your Own Plan!"

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Group Webinar: “Now’s the time: Make Your Own Plan!”

It’s more important than ever to take charge of your health care decisions and make your own health care plan. Your plan tells your family and your doctors the care you want in case of illness. In this live webinar, we’ll review  a simple step-by-step process to complete a free MA Health Care Proxy and MA Personal Directive (Living Will), using the popular Getting Started Tool Kit.  You’ll also receive a handy discussion guide,  “5 Things to Talk About with Your Care Providers”, to put your plan into action to stay healthy and live well!  We’ll review 3 other MA care planning documents to update and add to your plan as your health needs change. Bring your questions and comments for a lively, interactive webinar!

Time: 60 Minute Webinar with Q/A intervals.

To Schedule a Webinar:  HCM Partners and any other community organizations can schedule a virtual webinar for consumers in your community. You gather your group. We'll provide flyers, slide deck and electronic Getting Started Took Kit. First come, first serve. Contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

Note: Multi-lingual presentations for culturally competent conversations and use of translated Health Care Proxy (10 languages) and Personal Directive (5 languages) are available.

For the Public: “Now’s the time: Make Your Own Plan!”

Everyone is welcome to register for a free webinar- adults, families, caregivers, and care providers. Register Here:

 

For Health Care Providers: "Start Proactive Planning Conversations from Simple to Serious Illness."

Choose one or both webinars below to educate for your staff and care teams:

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Webinar: “Become a Health Care Planning Ambassador to Help Adults Make a Plan”

Educate your staff and colleagues as certified Health Care Planning Ambassadors to confidently  and routinely start a planning conversation to help adults make a plan. Come join the 750 Ambassadors who use the Getting Started Tool Kit  and Next Steps Tool Kit to engage adults in powerful planning conversations  with every patient/client/consumer to complete a MA Heath Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and build on their personal plan to get better care to live well with chronic and serious illness. This webinar provides our signature “Who’s Your Agent?” Program and two easy to use tool kits and discussion guides.  Ambassadors gain strategies to start simple conversations, understand the 5 MA documents to revise/update a plan, and access resources to help connect adults to better care in their community. Participants receive a HCM Health Care Planning Ambassador Certificate and join the Ambassador network for updated tools and information. Learn more below.

Time: 90 Minute Interactive Q/A Webinar.

To Schedule a Webinar: All HCM Partners and other health care/ community providers can schedule a joint webinar for their staff/colleagues. You gather your group. We'll provide flyers, slide deck and electronic Getting Started and Next Steps Tool KitsFirst come, first service. Contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

Note: Multi-lingual presentations for culturally competent conversations and use of translated Health Care Proxy (10 languages) and Personal Directive (5 languages) are available.

For HCM Partners Ambassador Programs: For New Staff

If you already have included the Health Care Planning Ambassador Program into your organization, you can educate new staff by registering below. Any questions, please contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

September 24, 12:00-1:30pm. Register here.

 

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Webinar: “Start Seamless Planning Conversations from Simple to Serious Illness.”

Honoring Choices is aligning our tool kits with Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guide, to help front line staff engage adults in seamless proactive planning conversations at any phase of health.  Educate your staff and colleagues to start a simple “Who’s Your Agent?” conversation, using the HCM Getting Started Tool Kit to complete a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and flow into a more complex “What matters most?” conversation, using Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guide. The webinar introduces Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guides to provide care providers with an effective  step-by-step communication approach to incorporate into their planning conversations. Front-line staff report the webinar has greatly added to their confidence, knowledge and skill level, and is particularly timely in light of Covid-19.

Time: 90 Minute Interactive Q/A Webinar.

To Schedule a Webinar  HCM Ambassadors & Partners can schedule a joint webinar to add to your staff's knowledge/skills; other health care and community groups working with high risk, frail or seriously ill patient/clients are welcome. You gather your group. We'll provide flyers, slide deck and electronic HCM Getting Started Took Kit and Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guides. First come, first serve. Contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

Note:  A comprehensive Serious Illness Conversation Guide training will follow shortly.

 

To schedule a webinar contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com, 781 642-0454

What is a Health Care Planning Ambassador Program?

Over 700 Ambassadors are working together to help standardize accurate health care planning information and documents, and create healthier communities across the Commonwealth.

Honoring Choices Health Care Planning Ambassadors Program empowers health care providers, community professionals, and volunteers to confidently engage adults in powerful health care planning conversations!  Ambassadors learn about the Getting Started Tool Kit and the 5 MA care planning documents to help adults make a plan and update/revise their plan. With the support of their program supervisors, Ambassadors can easily incorporate the Ambassador Program into their everyday workflow to start early and routine conversations, track positive outcomes and connect adults to person-directed care.  To schedule a workshop,  contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

 

What does an Ambassador do?

Ambassadors use the Honoring Choices MA (HCM) structured health care planning approach to-

  • Engage adults in a health care planning discussions to make a personal care plan
  • Help adults complete a MA Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive (Living Will)
  • Listen to and record consumer feedback on the real-life barriers and challenges to care
  • Connect adults to essential person-directed care and put their care plan into action

Who can become an Ambassador?

Anyone who engages adults in planning discussions can sharpen their knowledge and skills, such as

  • Health care providers: nurses, social workers, care managers, nursing & medical students
  • Community professionals: councils on aging staff, faith based groups, visiting nurses, attorneys
  • Community volunteers: to reach consumers within their language, culture, religion & ability

How do you become an Ambassador and start an Ambassador Program?

To become an Ambassador, you attend a free Ambassador Workshop. Ambassadors and their program supervisors receive everything they will need to incorporate the Ambassador Program into your daily workflow. You’ll learn to-

  • Confidently start planning conversations with Honoring Choices “Getting Started Tool Kit”
  • Learn about the 5 MA care planning documents to update & add to your care plan
  • Educate your fellow staff & colleagues as Health Care Planning Ambassadors
  • Offer fun & informational community presentations, i.e. “Pizza & Proxy”
  • Implement a structured, team-based planning approach to start planning conversations and connect adults to quality person-centered care

What tools and materials do you receive?

Ambassadors and program supervisors can tailor the tools and materials to align their program goals and routinely start early and effective planning conversations-

  • Honoring Choices Health Care Planning Ambassador Certificate
  • “Who’s your Agent ?® Program, an evidenced-based structured team approach
  • Getting Started tool Kit, a simple 1-2-3 process to start to make your plan
  • Next Steps Tool Kit to build on your plan through wellness, chronic and serious illness
  • Ambassador Manual which includes the Program Supervisor Implementation Checklist

How do Ambassadors help shape healthier and livable communities?

In addition to connecting adults to quality care, Ambassadors listen to & record vital consumer feedback on the real life barriers and challenges to accessing care in their community. Here is how it works

  • Ambassador’s keep a running tally of simple data and note consumer feedback using the HCM Partner & Ambassador Data & Feedback tracking sheet
  • Every quarter, HCM emails Ambassadors a “5-Minute Report” to summarize & submit feedback
  • HCM posts the findings and shares with Age- and Dementia Friendly towns and cities to improve access transportation, adequate food, stable housing, and create pathways to care. Read more.

What is the cost and commitment?

There is no cost to become an Ambassador. Any organization or group can host or attend an Ambassador Workshop and fold in the program as it makes sense for your organization. We ask you to:

  • Use the HCM programs to help standardize accurate information and free MA documents
  • Supervise your Ambassadors to achieve your goals and reach populations in your community
  • Track positive outcomes and submit the Partner & Ambassador Date & Feedback Report

What on-going support does Honoring Choices provide?

We work closely with Ambassadors and program supervisors to grow your program-

  • Your organization automatically becomes a HCM Community Partner; we can promote your work here
  • Ambassador’s receive a monthly e-newsletter with new tools and informational updates
  • We ‘Spotlight” your program and Ambassadors on the HCM Ambassador webpage
  • We do joint projects and develop tools to better reach your community

How do I get started?

Everyone is welcome. Start by attending or co-hosting an Ambassador Workshop.  Email Ellen DiPaola, President & CEO, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com