Hospice of Central New York, along with other national, state and community organizations, continues our efforts to promote the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Each year a national effort culminating in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)takes place. It was Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in 1789 said, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” To honor that, the founders of NHDD thought it appropriate to remind people about end-of-life planning.
As a participating organization, Hospice of CNY will provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. Here are the resources people can download that will help them get started on having your Advance Directives in place:
Hospice of Central New York has pocket size healthcare proxy cards that you can easily put in your wallet…a must for anyone who drives a car. You can get these cards by sending us your contact information: Name, Phone number, mailing address and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can stop by our offices at 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY, weekdays only, from 9 am through 4:30 pm.