Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is excited to announce the observance of ‘Write Your Will Month’ throughout August, urging individuals to consider not only their financial wills but also their living wills, or Advance Directive Forms. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of planning for one’s future healthcare decisions to ensure peace of mind and a smooth transition during challenging times.
A will is a crucial legal document that outlines how a person’s assets and possessions will be distributed after their passing. However, alongside financial planning, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health recognizes the importance of preparing an Advance Directive Form, commonly known as a living will. An Advance Directive is a legally binding document that allows individuals to express their medical preferences and appoint a healthcare proxy/agent to make decisions on their behalf if they become unable to communicate.
To support the community in taking proactive steps toward securing their future, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is organizing a free Advance Directive Workshop on August 22nd, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The workshop will take place at the Newfound Area Senior Services/Bristol: Bristol United Church of Christ, located at 15 Church Street, Bristol, NH.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of Advance Directives, the elements that constitute a comprehensive living will, and how to designate a trusted healthcare proxy/agent. Pemi-Baker’s social workers will be neutral guides helping you reflect on and identify the values, beliefs and goals that shape the way you make health care decisions. Pemi-Baker’s social workers will also be able to notarize your advance directive upon completion.
“We believe that taking the time to create both financial and living wills is an essential aspect of responsible life planning,” said Susan Varnum, Director of Home Health, Palliative & Hospice Care at Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health. “By offering this free Advance Directive Workshop, we hope to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their medical care and ensure that their wishes are respected in any situation.”
To attend the free Advance Directive Workshop, interested individuals are encouraged to pre-register by calling 603-744-8395.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 32 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
Pemi-Baker is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Like our Facebook Page: @pemibakerhospicehomehealth
~written by Anna Swanson