Date: March 31, 2017 | Category: News
Care Connection care managers have planned events in April at the agency’s senior centers to provide practical information and tools for advance care planning.
The events are part of Care Connection’s participation in National Healthcare Decision Day, which is April 16.
Seniors will have an opportunity to complete a “Five Wishes” advance healthcare directive that would be a legal document once it’s signed and notarized. Care Managers also will have available “I Put My House in Order,” a fill-in-the-blank booklet that provides essential information about one’s home, family, estate planning, funeral plans, finances, and life insurance.
Both the “Five Wishes” and the “I Put My House in Order” documents will be provided free for participants.
The events will be at:
•11:30 a.m. April 5 at the Cole Camp Senior Center at 206 Junge in Cole Camp.
•10 and 1 p.m. April 7 at the Warsaw Senior Center at Harbor Village in Warsaw.
•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at the Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay, Warrensburg.
•11:15 a.m. April 10 at El Dorado Springs Senior Center at 604 S. Forest, El Dorado Springs.
•11 a.m. April 12 at the Carroll County Senior Center, 200 Lifecare Lane, Carrollton.
•11 a.m. April 18 at the Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway, Salisbury.
•11:15 a.m. April 18 at the Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood in Stockton.
•1 to 2:30 p.m. April 19, Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, Sedalia.
•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at the Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia, Clinton.
•11 a.m. April 19 at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland.
•11 a.m. April 20 at the Marshall Senior Center, 14 E. Morgan, Marshall.
•11 a.m. April 21 at the Brunswick Senior Center, 801 E. Broadway, Brunswick.
The Decision Day is part of a national initiative to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes.
The goal is to take the mystery out of healthcare decision-making and bring attention to advance care planning.
The Five Wishes document will allow you to:
• Give a set of instructions about the kinds of medical treatments you want and do not wish to have and speaks to personal, emotional, and spiritual needs, as well as medical wishes.
• Choose in advance the person whom you want to make health care decisions (durable power of attorney) if you are unable to make them yourself. Five Wishes helps you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
To get a copy of the Five Wishes booklet, attend one of the events or call Care Connection at 1-800-748-7826.