April is also Healthcare Decisions month. This is a time to encourage conversations among families and healthcare providers to allow you to live your final days with the same purpose and joy that you have achieved during a lifetime. Sharing your wishes for end-of-life care can bring you closer to the people you love; it’s critically important and you can do it.
The Kaiser Family Foundation Serious Illness in Late Life Survey (2017) found that 97% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing and only 37% report they have done so. Over 50% say they’d be relieved if a loved one started the conversation.
During this April, Fearrington Cares will provide three opportunities for you to reflect, learn and plan — don’t miss the programs described below, which are happening on April 16 and 25. Our nurse regularly meets with individuals and families to discuss this topic. If you are interested, call the Center (919–542–6877, weekdays between 9 am and 1 pm) to schedule an appointment.