Take Charge of Your Healthcare: Celebrating National Healthcare Decision Day
This Sunday is National Healthcare Decision Day! We encourage everyone to take the time to make their healthcare wishes known. National Healthcare Decision Day is an important time to remind us all that planning ahead for our healthcare decisions is crucial for ensuring that our wishes are honored, even if we are unable to make decisions for ourselves.
Advance care planning is the process of making decisions about your future healthcare while you are still able to make your own choices. This can include decisions about life-sustaining treatment, end-of-life care, and other healthcare options. By planning ahead and communicating your healthcare decisions with your loved ones and healthcare providers, you can ensure that your wishes are respected and that you receive the care that aligns with your values and beliefs.
At times, it may be difficult to think about and discuss end-of-life care decisions. However, planning ahead can provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones, and can prevent confusion and conflict down the road. It's important to note that advance care planning is not just for older adults or those with chronic illnesses – it's for everyone.
This National Healthcare Decision Day, we encourage you to start the conversation about your healthcare wishes with your loved ones and healthcare providers. Take the time to reflect on what matters most to you, and what kind of care you would want if you were unable to make decisions for yourself. Share your decisions with your loved ones and your healthcare providers, and make sure your healthcare documents are up-to-date and accessible.
Remember, the decisions you make today can have a significant impact on your future healthcare. By planning ahead and making your healthcare decisions known, you can ensure that you receive the care you want and deserve.
Let's all take charge of our healthcare decisions this National Healthcare Decision Day!