Get help with your advance directive April 19

By Waldo County General Hospital | Apr 14, 2017

If you suffered a stroke or heart attack or were in a serious accident that left you unable to communicate with medical personnel, would your family know what your wishes are about end-of-life care? Would you want to be resuscitated? Put on a respirator? Have a feeding tube inserted?

Or what if the medical personnel couldn’t reach a family member? Would they or your primary care provider know what you want?

There is a way to ensure that your wishes are followed even if you can’t communicate them. On Wednesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be an open house at the Lincolnville Regional Health Center, 2399 Atlantic Highway (Route 1).

At the open house, you will be able to ask questions and get the assistance you need to make your healthcare wishes known. There will be free on-site assistance to fill out your advance directives, which will allow your family to know and honor your wishes, if you are unable to communicate.

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