Friday, November 14, 2014

The Big Day - National Healthcare Decisions Day 2015


  Go to the NHDD website.

Proxy Project of CNY will be at the Liverpool Public Library on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5-7:30pm in the D. Kenneth Sargent Room.

Proxy Project of CNY will provide free of charge to all that attend:
  • Health Care Proxy documents,
  • assistance with completing the Health Care Proxy document,
  • knowledgeable friendly volunteers that are easy to talk to, and
  • Kinney Life Vial - one possible place to store your Health Care Proxy after completion.
 Please read the information below regarding Health Care Proxy.
  • Who needs a Health Care Proxy?
    • Everyone over the age of 18.
  • What is a Health Care Proxy (HCP)?
    • A form that gives your health care agent legal ability to speak for you medically if you are not able to communicate for yourself,
    • it is one page and takes approximately 3 minutes to fill out, and
    • requires two adults, other than the health care agent, to witness and sign.
  • What to do before completing a HCP form?
    • choose someone you trust and is willing to act as your health care agent, and
    • discuss what types of treatments you would or would not want in a life threatening situation including, but not limited to, artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • What to bring to facilitate completion of a HCP:
    • your photo ID, and
    • name, address and phone number of your Health Care Agent(s).
For further information please go to:
To print out a free Health Care Proxy go to http://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-1430.pdf

National Healthcare Decisions Day was created to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advanced care planning.

We hope to see you there!


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