April’s topic: National Healthcare Decisions Day and Advance Care Planning
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th. To mark the day, VA encourages you to start a conversation about what matters most to you. Talk with your loved ones and consider writing your decisions in an advance directive. The information you need to get started can be found at www.va.gov/Geriatrics:
Sharing your health care decisions in an advance directive can reduce stress for your loved ones during an unexpected health crisis. The resources link above can help you identify what matters most to you. They can also help you prepare to talk with your providers or loved ones about your preferences and make decisions about health care and planning for long term care.