Sunday, April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day

| Posted On Apr 06, 2017 | By:

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2017 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

According to a national survey done by The Conversation Project in 2013, 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, yet only 27% have actually done so.

NHDD provides the opportunity for you to start to think about questions such as:

 It may seem like a lot to think about, but sharing your wishes for end-of-life medical care with loved ones, caregivers and your healthcare provider will help guide those who care about you during that difficult time.

There are plenty of resources available to help you learn more how to get the conversation started and make your wishes known:

Some of our practice locations will be hosting events that are open to the public during the month of April:

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