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April 4, 2012
National Healthcare Decisions DaySet for April 16
Elk Grove,California – TheElk Grove Association of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, along with other national, state and communityorganizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance ofadvance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formaldesignation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). Asa participating organization, The ElkGrove Association of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly isproviding information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes withfamily, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advancedirectives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with California state laws. These resources are available at www.EGARCF.com and www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org
Specifically,on April 16, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, TheElk Grove Association of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly iswelcoming the public throughout the day at 10143Blossom Ridge Drive, Elk Grove CA 95757, with free information aboutadvance care planning and advance directive forms, including information about Assisted Living Communities in SacramentoCounty.
“As aresult of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our communitycan be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcaredecisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,”said Janet Agustin, owner of Blossom Ridge Care Home. “Fewer families and healthcare providers willhave to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence ofguidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will bebetter equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisisand be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
For moreinformation about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.
MediaContact: Janet Agustin, Elk Grove Associationof Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, 916-284-4129, [email protected]