Though the importance of advance directives is undeniable in ensuring healthcare wishes are known and honored at the end of life, most Americans still haven’t completed them. So Compassion & Choices, along with more than 100 other organizations and communities nationwide, is once again leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of healthcare decision-making for the 8th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16.
C&C urges every adult who hasn’t done so to consider April 16 a deadline to discuss your end-of-life wishes with your doctor and loved ones, and to put them in writing. We have all the resources you need on our website, including links to state-specific advance directives. And come April 16, we will have these tools – including our exclusive Dementia Provision and Assisted Living Facility Rider – available to download in one easy-to-print document.