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Without legal documents the hospital can deny parents any decision power in concerns for the care of an incapacitated adult child.

Children have the security of parents participating in their health care needs and decisions. Parents handle the tough choices, such as whether to treat appendicitis with medication or surgery. Even as children grow and have more say in their health care they know that their parents have their backs and would come to their rescue as an advocate if we end up unconscious in the hospital. Parents may have a strong relationship of trust with their child but without legal documents the hospital can deny parents any decision power in concerns for the care of an incapacitated adult child.Kruss

Imagine … your adult child is debilitated and you are helpless — you can't advocate on their behalf. Sounds like pure torture for a parent. The simple solution is to obtain a durable general power of attorney and a health care power of attorney to have on file. These documents provide the adult child with support … an advocate to make sure the adult child's health care desires are carried out. The adult child can verbally revoke the documents and have replacement documents created if life changes such as the adult child getting married. Everyone needs a health care advocate and after children turn 18 a parent's rights to being the advocate cease and legal documents are needed. Michelle-Shari Kruss, attorney at Law from Kruss Law, is going to present on this issue in more detail Tuesday, July 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please email Maria Bigelow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain the Zoom meeting link for the presentation.

At this time, we are not able to host lunch in the dining room. We are offering Meals on Wheels to those that qualify and lunch to go for pick up. For more information on either option, please call the center. Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, July 3 – grilled hamburger, Monday, July 6 – fish tacos, Wednesday, July 8 – BBQ chicken pizza. The cost of the meals is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and a $5 fee for everyone else. The lunch menu is subject to change without notice due to COVID-19. The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events or to make lunch reservations.


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