Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Advanced Care Planning Information for Healthcare Professionals

We received three hundred Advance Care Planning booklets from Compassion and Support yesterday.  Inside this booklet are:
  • ways to help start the conversation regarding advanced care planning,
  • a fillable NYS Health Care Proxy,
  • checklist for planning advanced care,
  • a fillable New York Living Will,
  • what to keep in mind when you are choosing your proxy (spokesperson), and 
  • MOLST Medical Orders for Life Sustaining treatment.
To receive copies of this helpful booklet please print out this order form from Compassion and Support, fill it out, and fax it in.

With National Healthcare Decisions Day less than a month away we wanted to ask all health practitioners to make sure to lead by example and complete your own Health Care Proxy or make sure it is up to date.

NYS Health Care Proxies can be found here on the NYS Department Of Health website.  This has a health care proxy and explanations of how to complete it. This booklet can be printed or ordered from the NYSDOH here.

If you have more questions please look through the NYS DOH site here or refer to the Compassion and Support website.

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