Let’s Talk Life

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Let’s Talk Life is a public awareness campaign focused on promoting the importance of Advance Care Planning in our local communities by providing free education, resources, coaching and tools.

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brochurelinkWhat is Advance Care Planning? A process designed to help people plan for an expected change at some time in the future. It includes a conversation about what a person may or may not want related to their qualify of medical care. It also includes preparing some documents to appoint a medical decision maker.

How we can help: 1) Free one-on-one education and guidance on how to start the conversation and complete necessary documents, 2) Agency/staff presentations and training, 3) Community workshops.

Our goal is to reach every adult in the 3 counties we serve: Eagle, Garfield & Pitkin.

Sponsors

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Resources


Letting Go With Dignity

Your Right to Make Healthcare Decisions

Advance care planning resources: http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289

*Want someone to contact you about preparing your documents or further education? Want us to present to your agency or staff? Contact LetsTalkLife@hchotv.org

*Ready to fill out your Advance Care Planning documents? Well, we can send you an ACP kit via email, please Contact LetsTalkLife@hchotv.org

The Conversation Project

*Passionate about Advance Care Planning? Become one of our navigators or ambassadors! Please fill out an application and one of our staff will be in touch with you.

 
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agnusandandreaLets Talk Life Program Director Andrea K. Grohmann
MSW, medical social worker for HCHOTV. Education: BSW, MSW with an emphasis on public health and management. Clinical and medical social work experience over 11 years including: Skilled nursing care, assisted living care, hospitals, geriatric psychology, home health and hospice.

 

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Let’s Talk Life Healthcare Liaison Rachel Menke, NP
Rachel Menke has been an RN for 12 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 6 years. She graduated from the University of New Mexico (summa cum laude) for both her bachelors (2004) and masters (2010) degrees in nursing. She practiced for one year in the Internal Medicine Department at UNM in Albuquerque, NM, then moved to Carbondale, Colo., to help care for her disabled father-in-law. She joined Mountain Family Health Centers in 2011 and was the first provider in the Basalt branch of MFHC, where she worked for 5.5 years as a Primary Care Provider. She took care of families and patients of all ages — well child check ups, women’s health visits, chronic disease management and acute care office visits. She enjoyed getting to know and caring for multi-generations of many families there, and later realized that she had been doing palliative care for her father-in-law for 5 years. In 2016, she made it official and began work with HCHOTV to help start the community based Palliative Care program.