ROCHESTER — As a part of National Health Care Decision Day, Crittenton Home Care is inviting the public to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday to receive information about advanced directives and the importance of health care decisions.
National Health Care Day is an effort dedicated to highlighting the importance of advanced health care decision-making. In an effort to raise awareness, organizations across the country will be hosting events, providing information and connecting with state and city leaders to educate the community on the importance of advanced directives. The community will be able to pick up a copy of Michigan Advanced Directive, Do-No-Resuscitate and Organ Donation paperwork at the event.
Advanced directives (health care power of attorney and living will) allow individuals the chance to state their health care wishes in advance, planning for the unexpected. Through advanced directives, families can talk about end of life wishes and execute a plan.
“We hope to have many people stop in on April 16 to find out more about advanced directives,” said Andrea Walker, spokeswoman for Crittenton Home Care. “The health care and end-of-life discussion is important, but often a difficult conversation to start. The Decision Day event is a great place to start the conversation.”
Representatives and information will be available on important topics including:
- Advanced Directives
- Home Care & Hospice
- Estate & Funeral Planning
- Power of Attorney
Information will be available from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s main lobby. Elder Law Attorney Doug Wozniak, will speak in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Auditorium from 6-7p.m. Crittenton is located at 1101 University Dr.
For more information, visit crittentonhc.com or call 248-656-6757.