National Healthcare Decisions Day is Today!

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is today and it “exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” NHDD is a perfect time to share the value of POLST in advance care planning and we are pleased to see that a number of POLST Programs are doing just that.

And if you’re still looking for a way to celebrate NHDD, try looking at NHDD’s resources page to see the organizations and tools they have highlighted; consider sharing the Institute of Medicine’s PSA It’s Time to Have the Conversation; and, if you’re on Twitter, be sure to tweet with #POLST, #NHDD, and @NationalPOLST!

Deciding on your healthcare is highly important, you want to find the right plan for you and your family/partner. There are many out there to choose from but research is always key in these circumstances, you need to feel assured by your decision. What you must also take into account is where you want to receive your healthcare. Going onto sites such as can show you what is out there for you to potentially go for. It will differ from state to state, but as long as you have a clear plan in mind and know what you want out of your medical care, you’ll find one that can help you.