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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

This is the 10-year anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, a day that was founded to inspire, educate and empower the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning. This special initiative creates

New Year’s Resolution – Document Your Health Care Wishes

This time of year lends itself to self-reflection and resolutions, and is a good time to take stock of what is important in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. At Care Dimensions, we believe that one of

Care Dimensions Advocates Planning for Medicare Hospice Patients

Hospice patients on Medicare would have greater access to advance care planning and end-of-life discussions with their care teams under proposed legislation. Care Dimensions staff members and more than 200 hospice supporters from across the U.S. championed the bills this

Advance Directives: Make a Plan Before It’s Too Late

Advance directives are empowering! That’s why on April 16, organizations in all 50 states participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative designed to inspire, educate, and empower the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care

Who Will Speak for YOU if You Are Too Ill to Speak for Yourself?

Most Americans are very clear when asked to envision what medical treatments they want if faced with a life-limiting illness or accident, yet the statistics show that only about one-third of adults have any documents in place expressing their wishes

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