Chelsea Update: Arbor Hospice is teaming up with St. Paul United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 16 to offer advice about the difficult discussions surrounding end-of-life decisions. In observance of the 6th Annual National Healthcare Decision Day, the non-profit and church will present “It’s How We Care for Each Other,” which will provide insight into working with the medical and legal systems and include valuable tips to avoid common end-of-life dilemmas, according to information about the event.
The presentation is a way to empower people to express their healthcare wishes, and is a great occasion for adults of all ages to share their advance care preferences with family and friends, according to the information. Arbor Hospice suggests a number of online resources to help individuals and families discuss and document their advance care wishes.
Conversation Starters: Families can also look online for tips and important topics to help foster discussion on advance care planning. Prepare (www.prepareforyourcare.org) provides assistance in an easy-to-understand format with large font and informational videos. The Conversation Project(www.theconversationproject.org) offers an interactive platform and the option to engage in conversation through social media.