Dinner: Advanced Directives

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Palmers Restaurant
Speaker: Joanne Macinnis, RN

Location: Palmers Restaurant, Andover, MA

Registration required:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6888f9cab&oeidk=a07efxhx91p00709ee6

Topic: Advanced Directives

Speaker: Joanne Macinnis, RN, Aberdeen Home Care, Inc.


In an emergency situation, do people, perhaps your client(s), have the necessary documents regarding their desired treatment within reach?

Having worked in hospital Emergency Department settings, as well as on the front line when an ambulance has arrived to a client’s home to provide life-saving care and hospital transport, often patients in my care have had, “the documents,”  but they are not readily available or up to date.

Our presentation on Advance Directives will:

  • Identify documents that the medical community is looking for
  • Provide a full review of the MOLST document (replaces the old “DNR”)
  • Differentiate between the legal Advance Directive and the Health Care Proxy
  • Review HIPAA authorization for all parties involved with private medical information


Joanne MacInnis, RN, is the owner and Founder of Aberdeen Home Care, Inc., of Danvers, a Concierge-Level Home Care agency.

In response to sub-standard private home care that was prevalent 20-years ago, Joanne started Aberdeen to deliver quality home care.

As a Registered Nurse of 35 years, Joanne has a background in both acute and home care settings.

Having spent the majority of her career caring for elders and their families, Joanne has brought her skill and passion to Aberdeen,

inspiring her team that includes Licensed Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides and the Administrative Team, to provide

the most comprehensive and highest level care in the concierge model.

Bringing information of value to the community and empowering families to care and advocate for their elder loved ones is part of our mission. We strive to meet our mission initiatives by publishing weekly newspaper articles and airing our weekly radio program, “Caring Voice,” each Sunday on North Shore 104.9 FM.  Interviewed by the Boston Globe for their spotlight series entitled, “Stranger in the House,” Joanne is known as a leader in her industry and is often consulted by policy makers for her insight into the current home care market and appropriate standards of practice.

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