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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

HPCIC Promotes National Healthcare Decisions Day

HPCIC Promotes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Every year, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (HPCIC) joins the national effort to educate the public about the importance of advance healthcare directives.  We participate in the National Healthcare Decision Day activities to promote the importance of advance healthcare decision making, and help people get their directives completed. 

Throughout the month of April, HPCIC will set up public informational booths around the County to help you and your family. 

What are Advance Health Care Directives?

Advance Health Care Directives are instructions that you put in place in order to clearly state your wishes regarding your medical care.  They consist of a series of forms that allow you to express your wishes, if you are unable to communicate them yourself.

 Why is it important to complete Advanced Health Care Directives now?    

It is important to complete your directives NOW, while you are healthy, so you can make your wishes known and ensure they are honored.  Oftentimes families wait until a crisis situation to complete these forms.  Waiting can cause confusion and stress for your loved ones during what can already be a difficult time.

HPCIC can help you and your family with healthcare directives every day.  Visit us at one of the booths or contact our office and ask to speak to a professional about advance healthcare decisions.  You can also download the forms by clicking here: http://www.hoic.org/FS/CO/653/An%20Advance%20Directive%20for%20NC.pdf 

Visit one of our Information Booths:

Statesville Library                     Monday, April 17, 11am - 1pm

Mooresville Library                  Monday, April 17, 11am - 1pm

Statesville Senior Center           Tuesday, April 18, 10am - 12pm

Statesville YMCA                     Tuesday, April 18, 11am - 1pm

Davis Hospital                           Wednesday, April 19, 11 – 1:30 pm

Lowe's YMCA                          Thursday, April 20th, 10:00am-1:00pm

 Iredell Memorial Hospital        Thursday, April 20  11 am - 2pm

South Iredell Senior Center       Friday, April 28   11am-12:30pm

The Gardens Statesville             Thursday, April 27  3 - 4pm                               

 Summit Place-                           Thursday, April 20th- 11am – 2pm.

 

704 873 4719              www.HOIC.org

 

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