Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and a number of other organizations throughout New Jersey are reportedly leading an effort to raise awareness for healthcare decision-making ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16.
According to the Sparta Independent, each year the hospice gives out packets on creating living wills that are filled with important information for those looking to spell out their end-of-life wishes. Living wills can be critically important as they determine what type of care one will receive in case of a debilitating accident or illness that prevents the person from communicating their desires.
With National Healthcare Decisions Day coming on a Saturday this year, the hospice will reportedly be open to the public on the Friday before and the Monday after. Those looking for information on creating living wills and other end-of-life documents can pick up information packets at those times.
Organizers for the national day have reportedly also created a website to help people understand the importance of living wills and how to create them, according to the news provider.