We all make decisions every day, some more important than others. We decide where to live, what car to buy, what to have for dinner. Yet many of us postpone some of the most important decisions – our wishes for healthcare should we become unable to express them. National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning. The place to start your plan is not at the hospital. It’s at your kitchen table.
Advance Care Planning is Important Because:
• It puts you in control of your own care.
• Things can happen at any time — it’s important to be prepared.
• It’s a relief to your family when your wishes are clear.
• You can change your plan at any time throughout your life as your needs or wishes change.
RVNA encourages everyone to create a care plan for the future.
To help you get started, here is a State of Connecticut Advance Care Planning Kit and Forms. If you have any questions, please call RVNA at 203-438-5555.