Having 'The Talk' with your aging parents
Making a transition from independent living to varying levels of assistance is not easy for our parents. Helping our loved ones make informed decisions about healthcare as they age can be challenging. You and your family may start to ask yourself some of these questions:??
- When do I step in?
- How do I know my mom/dad is receiving the best care?
- How do we ensure we follow their wishes as we approach end-of-life decisions?
Join Regina Bielawski MD board certified in internal and geriatric medicine at Baptist Health to discuss these topics and more. Dr. Bielawski is known for being a thorough evaluator and a good listener. In 2011 she was recognized by her patients as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Williams Family Y in Mandarin the new Baptist Health Y Healthy Living Center offers weekly schedules featuring a variety of programs led by clinical professionals from Baptist Health. These include health screenings risk assessments classes Talk With a Doc programs and workshops.
The Healthy Living Center in Mandarin brings medically integrated programs from Baptist Health into the Y and makes these programs more accessible to the surrounding community. You don't have to be a Y member to participate. Many of the health services are provided at no cost and more centers will open in the Jacksonville area soon.
Visit the Baptist Health website for additional dates at this locations:Baptist Health Y Healthy Living Classes
Please Note: the physicians do not have access to your medical history and can only speak in general terms. You should always check with your personal doctor for specific health questions. If you do not have a personal physician and would like one please visit baptistjax.com for more information.
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Baptist Health is the only nonprofit, mission-driven, community-owned healthcare system in North Florida. We are here to serve the community’s needs with the area’s most comprehensive healthcare network, providing a full spectrum of high-quality clinical services across the continuum of care to support your family’s health and wellbeing at every stage of life. Noted by our community for having the best doctors, best nurses and best overall quality, our circle of care is unlike any other in our region.