Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Former AHCA Chair Shares Best Practices

By Claire Krawsczyn

Former AHCA Chair Bob Van Dyk shared important advice about starting care conversations with loved ones. In an article posted on Expert Beacon, Van Dyk, President and CEO of Van Dyk Health Care, outlined important things families should and should not do when discussing long term and post-acute care with aging family members.
The article hits highlights on how to begin difficult conversations, how to plan and prepare for care and ways to ease the transition for family members. The content of the article stems largely from AHCA’s ongoing Public Education and Communications Campaign (PECC), which was started in 2011 in an effort to educate the public about long term and post-acute care. As a result of the campaign, AHCA helped to establish www.CareConversations.org, a website devoted to educating consumers about the types of care available. The website also features a facility locator to allow families to easily search for long term care facilities in their communities. For questions about CareConversations or the PECC, please contact Claire Krawsczyn.

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