Today is National Healthcare Decision Day. This is something quite near and dear to my heart and something I am passionate about.
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage individuals to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for healthcare providers to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2016 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”
The National Healthcare Decision Day website has a multitude of resources that I highly recommend you check out at this link. I also recommend a project that I helped work on called the Journey GPS (Getting Plans Started) Guide. You can download it free at this link. It is a great resource for starting the conversation and carrying out your wishes for the way you want to experience your journey at end of life when that time comes. The #NHDD theme this year is so poignant and true: It always seems too early, until it is too late!
Take some time today to consider your choices, and let your loved ones know. You deserve to have the right care at the right time in the right place no matter where you are in this crazy journey we call life.
Cheers & Hugs,