A free Advance Care Planning Conversation is being offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the hospital’s Clinic Conference Room. Anyone over age 18 is welcome to attend, no registration is required.
The sessions are being provided monthly to encourage everyone to make their healthcare wishes known to their family members and physician and to go through an advanced care planning process. Future dates are Tuesdays, Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; and Dec. 18. All sessions are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. in CRMC’s Clinic Conference Room.
Advance care planning (ACP) is preparing for when a person may not be able to make his or her own medical decisions. The process involves conversations throughout life about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. Revisiting decisions and plans regularly and documenting wishes in a Health Care Directive is important. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.
Trained Honoring Choices facilitators are available at CRMC to help people complete a Health Care Directive the first and third Monday of each month. For more information, please contact Deb Bergsnev at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-851-5430.