Please join us for a special and important Summer Not Church with John DiCecco.
Saturday, August 22
10:00 AM – !2:00 PM PSTThe ZOOM Link will be emailed next week.
Space is limited so please be sure to let us know if you want to attend, either on Facebook or by sending an email to notchurchBaja@gmail.com Please do NOT respond to this email.
Overview: Planning for Medical Emergencies, End of Life wishes, and a DEATH in Mexico. Mexico is a different culture, language, legal system, emergency response system, and the “pathways” to care are different than those of the USA. What you need to know and what to consider so can you make plans for you, your family, and community.
- Distribute Important Emergency Contact Information to Participants
- Learn simple “hacks’ that are useful in a Baja Emergency
- Encourage Individual, Family, And Community Planning to get care in Mexico and the USA. Remember to have backup plans:
- Plan A, if not,
- Plan B, in not
- Plan C, etc
- Provide Tools for a “Grab and Go Packet” to help you, the EMS response, your family, and your community in an emergency situation.
- Provide Tips for Handling Car Accidents in Mexico
- Prepare Participants to handle a Death in Mexico
- Additional Support Resources
1. Every Individual is Unique: Your individual and family plan(s) need to take into account your health conditions, insurances, legal status in Mexico, any Private Resources you will use for care; Your location in Baja; The Community, Development, Condominium Association, or Ejido in which you live; The friends and family in the USA and Baja you want to notify or involve in your care; medical practitioners available to you in Baja, and when/where the emergency occurs!
There is not a universal “plan” that we can provide for you!
2. Information offered in this workshop can change (due to the Pandemic) and with age may become obsolete and inaccurate. This is not meant to offer legal advice or medical advice to participants. We encourage you to discuss these matters with your Mexican physician, your USA physician, your attorney, and others who have had experiences with these systems in Mexico.
3. This workshop is being recorded. By entering and or opening this workshop you agree to be taped as a presenter or participant in this event.
The taped event will be uploaded to youtube and the link to that file will be available to you. All tools referenced in this presentation will be sent to participants after the event.
4. We ask you to give a brief evaluation and provide comments at the end of this presentation.
5. There will be many more questions generated by this workshop. If there is interest in follow up we suggest working with others on specific questions (e.g. what Hospitals accept insurance in Tijuana; making per-paid funeral arrangements) or consider working with you homeowner’s association, ejido management, or neighborhood organization(s) on capacity building (CPR, fire readiness, using an AED Device; equipment and first aid kits, establishing local communication plan, phone tree, finding local numbers of officials that serve your specific community).