Gain the Peace of Mind that Comes from Making Your Personal Healthcare Choices Clear
To help people ensure that preferences are known and wishes are honored at all times by all people, Village at Proprietors Green is hosting a special event on May 4 from 6 – 7 PM to educate, inform and assist individuals in making and documenting important healthcare-related decisions.
National Healthcare Decisions Week is April 11-16.
At the Village at Proprietors Green event in early May, representatives from Honoring Choices® Massachusetts will address a variety of topics and walk participants through the process of documenting their decisions. Kate Granigan, LICSW, Vice President of Overlook CARE and Joanne Erickson, elder law attorney are presenting the program.
“We know how important it is to make personal healthcare choices known, and the Honoring Choices Program will further ensure that we can advocate for our residents and the community-at-large,” says Colleen Ferguson, executive director of Village at Proprietors Green.
Through this program, participants will learn how to go about making the healthcare choices that are right for them. They will also gain access to helpful resources and tools to facilitate essential conversations with family members and healthcare providers. Designating a health care proxy, creating a personal directive or living will, assigning durable power of attorney, and establishing parameters for medical orders for on May 4 life-sustaining treatment and comfort care/do not resuscitate orders will be explained and discussed, as well.
Getting your health-related affairs in order is well-worth the time and effort it involves. It gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your wishes are clear and will be respected, and gives your family members and healthcare providers the information they need to carry those wishes out.
Essential Healthcare Documents
Wednesday, May 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Light Refreshments Served.