Learn the purposes and differences of each of the following two Georgia end of life treatment preference documents and how they differ:
· Georgia POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment which comply with the requirements of applicable Georgia law) and
· Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare (a legal document), recognized as a written expression of your end-of-life wishes, to be discussed with your physician and attorney.
Ronnie Genser, President and Founder of Bereavement Navigators, will present an in-depth look at these two vital planning documents. Ronnie has spoken to numerous healthcare, legal, financial, religious, business, senior industry and civic groups in Georgia and multiple states about this topic.
Prior to founding Bereavement Navigators in 2012, Ronnie Genser’s professional background included over 20 years in international and domestic sales, marketing, training, and consulting. Her successful career path took an unexpected turn after the sudden death of her husband, Dr. Sandy Weinberg, an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management at Clayton State University, as well as an internationally-renowned FDA Regulatory Affairs consultant to the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics industries.
The things Ronnie learned about what she needed to do after Sandy’s death including how to organize the numerous and unexpected tasks, the resources she found, and the tips she learned, she now shares in her work as a Bereavement Navigator with widows, widowers, adult children, and other relatives who have lost a loved one, in hopes that her knowledge will make the myriad tasks and the journey ahead easier for them.
Because Ronnie’s experience also taught her that being well-prepared before a death is one of the greatest gifts you can give a loved one, she also works with healthy couples/partners and individuals to help them prepare, or in some cases better prepare, their affairs long before their own deaths. The Polst and Advanced Directive are just two of those items.