Video Blog: Make A Decision about Life Care Planning

April 16, 2014 is National Healthcare Decision Day, a national initiative to encourage adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis. Download the Life Care Planning Documents Packet containing the necessary documents that you should have in place in case of a health crisis. The documents will help you with the following:

Durable Health Care Power of Attorney: Authorizes the person you select to   make your healthcare decisions should you become incapable or incompetent to handle your health care.

Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney: Authorizes the person you select to to make your mental healthcare decisions should you become incapable or incompetent to handle your mental health care.

Living Will: Documents what kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want at the end of life.

Letter to my Agent: Allows you to select a person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself.

Do Not Resuscitate: Tells health care professionals not to perform CPR or otherwise manually preserve brain function to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person whose heart stops.  This means that doctors, nurses and emergency medical personnel will not attempt emergency CPR if the patient’s breathing or heartbeat stops.

Take a look at the video below to learn about the importance of having a Life Care Plan.

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