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April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day!

April 2, 2018

 The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.  The objectives of NHDD are to provide much-needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’s wishes are unknown, and improve the ability of healthcare facilities and providers to offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance healthcare planning to their patients.

 

Alacare Home Health and Hospice, along with over 1,000 other national, state and community organizations, is proud to participate in NHDD which will be celebrated on April 16.  The theme for this year’s NHDD is “It always seems too early, until it’s too late.”  It will be our goal to encourage all Alacare employees to complete their own advance directive so that we may be better equipped to answer questions and assist patients in completing their advance directive.  

 

 

An advance directive documents can speak for your healthcare decisions if you can't speak for yourself. Everyone needs an advocate!

 

For more information about National Healthcare Decisions Day click here.

 

You can obtain information on an Alabama Living Will by clicking here.

 

Additional information on alacare.com click here

 

 

For additional information please contact

Kim Riggs, LGSW, Manager of Social Services

kim.riggs@alacare.com

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