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Hospice of Buffalo promotes National Healthcare Decisions Day -- April 16

BUFFALO HEALTHY LIVING


Hospice Buffalo, along with 1000 other national, state and community organizations, is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Advance care planning involves making future healthcare decisions that include much more than deciding what care you would or would not want; it starts with expressing care preferences, clarifying values and beliefs and selecting an agent (healthcare proxy) to voice your healthcare decisions if you are unable to do so.

Advance care planning starts by talking with your loved ones and your healthcare providers. These conversations will relieve loved ones and healthcare professionals of the need to guess what you would want if faced with a medical crisis. Please visit our website for more information about Advance Care Planning.

As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare wishes. If you have not had conversations with your physician and loved ones, please do so today! It is our goal to encourage everyone 18 years and older to designate a heathcare agent and document their healthcare decisions by completing a New York State Healthcare Proxy form. For more information about National Healthcare Decisions Day, please visit www.nhdd.org.

Learn about advance care planning from professionals and get your questions answered at a Decisions Day Café Tuesday, April 17th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Play a game to discover what is important to you,

"Ask-a-Lawyer" session with an Elder Law Attorney, or Complete an Advance Directive.
Choose a Decisions Day Café Near You:
  • Daemen College, Amherst
    Wick Student Center (parking passes available upon request)
    Hosted by: ECMC and Daemen College
  • Buffalo Central Library
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    Hosted by: ECMC and Hospice Buffalo
Learn more and register at www.decisionsdaycafe2018.eventbrite.com.

Originally posted by Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine . Republished with permission.