Did you know that today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day?  National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day set aside to encourage people to make advance decisions concerning their healthcare and to communicate those decisions to family members and healthcare providers.  It is also encouraging families and physicians to respect those decisions. 

The best way to arrange for this is to have an Advance Directive, which is basically a statement saying what you would like to happen in the event that you cannot speak for yourself.  On the National Healthcare Decisions Day website they have lots of good information on advance directives and how to go about planning and creating one for yourself, including links to organizations that will help you through the process.

If you would like to find out more about National Healthcare Decisions Day, become a supporter of the event, or learn how you can set up an Advance Directive for yourself, visit their website or email them at mailto:nhdd@nhpco.org.