Though it can be difficult to discuss, it is important for people to think about the kind of care they want to receive at the end of their lives, and share those wishes with loved ones. RVNA is promoting these discussions by participating in National Healthcare Decisions Week from April 16 – 22, 2017. During this week, RVNA will have materials available to help families start serious conversations about end-of-life issues. “The Conversation Project” is a guide to the issues and options that should be considered in making end-of-life plans. It is being offered as part of a new statewide effort, Care Decisions Connecticut, which seeks to improve palliative and hospice care, as well as quality of life for Connecticut residents with serious illnesses. Health care planning, finances and family concerns are among the topics “The Conversation Project” addresses. In addition to this guide, RVNA will provide copies of the State of Connecticut’s booklet on creating a living will –“Your Right to Make Health Care Decisions”, which provides a format for formalizing a health care proxy and end of life care wishes. Stop in at RVNA, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield between April 17 and 21 from 8:30am to 4:30pm to pick up your free information. Discussing and making important decisions about end-of-life issues can bring tremendous peace of mind to you and your loved ones.
Founded in 1914, RVNA is an accredited non-profit Medicare-certified home healthcare agency that also supports public health and safety, and promotes the highest quality of life. RVNA provides compassionate care to all individuals, whether young or old, through a continuum of care that encompasses health care at home and in the community. RVNA also provides home health aides and companionship through a non-medical subsidiary called HomeCare by RVNA and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in its Rehab by RVNA facility at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.
To Contact RVNA
Call RVNA at 203-438-5555. Visit RVNA at www.ridgefieldvna.org.