November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and now is a great time consider your Advance Care planning needs. Many Americans face questions about medical treatment but may not be capable of making those decisions, for example, in an emergency or at the end of life.

Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care as part is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.

For detailed information about the steps you need to consider, visit our Advance Care Planning page. Another great reference can be found at the National Institute on Aging

The important thing is to start the process - start the conversation with loved ones, and there is no time to start like the present! If you have questions or just need a person to help start you in the right direction, please contact our Social Services Director at St. Luke Health Services, who can be reached at (315) 342-3166.