April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Have you completed an Advance Directive?
Americans are culturally hardwired not to talk about illness, death, and dying and we’re paying a tremendous price for it. When no advance care planning has been done, family and friends are often thrust into the position of making healthcare choices without ever having discussed their loved one’s choices—then live with the burden of second guessing themselves.
One of the key problems is finding the right time and the right way to bring up the topic because it’s always too early until it’s too late. Advance care planning may not fix all of these issues, but experience shows it helps.
This April, we’re encouraging all Santa Cruz County residents to complete an Advance Directive and make their wishes known because National Healthcare Decisions Day is the right time.
Join us at any of our events this April to learn more about Advance Directives, end-of-life planning, and one-on-one consultations to complete your Advance Directive.