Testimonials

“We would like to express our gratitude for your presence and wonderful contribution of educational material and direct conversation with our community during our first Honored Senior Day. You made a valuable contribution to support our mission to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farm workers and others with barriers to receiving health care.”

Ignolia Duyck, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

“I thought the (Advance Directive) pamphlet was extremely well done. The questions are comprehensive and very thought-provoking, and I’m sure completing it will help my health care representatives if they have to make decisions for me.”

Valerie J. Vollmar, Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law

“I found the (Advance Directive) you sent me to be the most complete and comprehensive information I ever came across. I have done much research in the past and read whatever I could lay my hands on. Your booklet is the most inviting due to the way the information is laid out and the pleasing color blue you used. It invites people in to deal with a very difficult subject. You did an excellent job.”

Rachel E. Lowensohn

“I’m a 52-year-old RN working my way through your Advance Directive booklet (got it at work). Wow! Well written, easy to understand, thoughtful. The booklet is so complete, covering practically all the challenging medical scenarios Oregon families might face. At work (a hospital) we try to distribute these booklets to as many patients as possible so they can make informed decisions. THANK YOU!”

Janel Klingman, RN

“Great job on the Key Conversations!!! The sample stories, thought-provoking and personal questions, and definitions all greatly improve the understanding and chances that a greater number of Oregonians will start to communicate about this subject. Though we have used the Advance Directives for many years, and enthusiastically communicate their value to all patients, home health and hospice, as well as caregivers, the new forms are a very refreshing addition.”

Russ Willetts, Curry County Home Health Hospice

“My church is currently having a series of presentations titled, “Discussions, Decisions and Documents” where we are talking about planning for our future and getting our affairs (legal, medical and funeral planning) in order. I gave the presentation on the Oregon Advance Directive and POLST forms and used your booklet. The booklet was extremely helpful. It generated so many questions that the conversation just flowed. The audience was engaged, and your resources provided the stimulus.”

Donna Routh, RN, MN