April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD). Per the CDC, whether someone is facing an acute illness, a long-term chronic or a terminal illness, Advanced Care Planning can help alleviate unnecessary suffering, improve quality of life and provide a better understanding of the challenges in decision-making an individual and their caregiver(s) may experience.
Everyone should consider Advanced Care Planning regardless of age or health.
- Getting information on the types of life-sustaining treatments that are available.
- Deciding what types of treatment, you would or would not want should you be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
- Sharing your personal values with your loved ones.
- Complete advance directives to put into writing what types of treatment you would or would not want should you be unable to speak for yourself.
For more information, check out CompassionAndSupport.org or contact your Wellbeing Engagement Consultant for more assistance.