When planning for an expected event, one can end up making multiple decisions, small and large, simple and complicated. Thinking and talking about your health care wishes at end of life can bring the same reassurance that comes from planning well any other life event. And, having conversations with your loved ones, while potentially difficult, can bring a lot of peace to all.
An upcoming event to address Advance Directives, share information and answer questions will include medical personnel, a chaplain and an attorney, along with multiple members of the Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice and Palliative care team, as well as some additional community resources with relevant information.
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Senior Resource Center at 81 Elmwood Way, Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its fifth in an ongoing series of workshops focusing on Advance Directives. This is a no-cost event which is open to the public.
In partnership with the Senior Resource Center we will be sharing information on the following Advance Directives: Do Not Resuscitate Order, Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death (Living Will), Advance Instruction for Mental Health Treatment, Health Care Power of Attorney, MOST Form and Five Wishes. Information on the North Carolina Advance Health Care Directive Registry will also be provided. Blank copies of Advance Directives will be available and staff will be on hand to assist with the completion of the directives. Notaries Public will be available to notarize documents.
Participants are asked to bring along with them two forms of identification, one a photo I.D., name of Primary Care Provider (doctor), and names, addresses and phone numbers of family members chosen as Health Care Power of Attorney or other designee.
When you understand your possible health care choices, think about those choices in light of what is important to you, talk about these decisions with loved ones and write down your plans you can expect to feel a sense of peace and preparedness. It is good to know, too, that your plans can always change as your situation or wishes change.
We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to do some thinking and planning about your own future. In turn, you may find your daily life taking on even more meaning and richness.
We hope to see you on the afternoon of Tuesday March 21st, 20167 at 1:00 p.m., at the Senior Resource Center at 81 Elmwood Way, across from Maple Grove Baptist Church on Dellwood Rd. north of K-Mart). For more information please call Hospice at 452-5039 or the Haywood Senior Resource Center at 828-356-2800.
As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at www.myhaywoodregional.com/homestead.