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Key Issues at End of Life and in End of Life Care for Adults with I/DD

  • Dates: 28 – 28 Aug, 2014
A webinar jointly sponsored by AAIDD and Relias Learning.

Date: August 28th, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00pm Eastern

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Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through end-of-life care presents many challenges that must be considered.

Join us on Thursday, August 28th from 12 PM - 1 PM EST for a webinar on the three key topics to be addressed in end-of-life care situations. Led by Gerontologist Leigh Ann Kingsbury, this presentation will review:

  • Who is the identified healthcare decision maker? Is there a healthcare power of attorney? Is there a guardian? What's the difference and what are their roles?
  • Pain Management: how do we recognize pain in people with I/DD, in particular people who do not use words to talk and who it seems may have limited communication?
  • Bereavement issues: how do we support caregivers, staff and others who knew and loved the person after the person has died, including other roommates and friends who may have I/DD