PLEASE NOTE: The Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices has a new advanced care planning website: Click here
PRESENTATIONS ON "MAKING END OF LIFE CHOICES: THE ADVANCE CARE PLANNING PROCESS"
Have you ever thought about what would happen if an illness or injury left you unable to express your wishes for health care? New legislation enacted in 2011 makes planning for such an eventuality much simpler and less expensive. But your planning and documents need to be in place BEFORE you need them. See Schedule Below for upcoming dates
"Making End of Life Choices: The Advance Care Planning Process"
This is a one hour presentation offered by Nanaimo Community Hospice to help adults of all ages start the process of putting legal protections in place to ensure that you receive the health care you want and avoid measures that you don't want. If you've found the "legalese" confusing in the past, this presentation will help you understand the terminology and guide you to the simplified forms you can use to make your wishes known. You'll leave with the knowledge and confidence to start the conversation with your loved ones and get things in writing for them.
A time of crises is never easy, but having an advance care plan in place means less uncertainty and stress for everyone involved .... you and your loved ones. Get the process started now, while you're well. Call 250-591-8811 today to register for an upcoming session at Hospice House or to book a presentation for your community group.
TO REGISTER - CALL 250-591-8811
2017 FALL SESSIONS:
Monday, September 18th from 1:00 - 2:30 PM at Hospice House, 1080 St. George Crescent
Wednesday, October 3rd from 1:00 - 2:30 PM at Hospice House, 1080 St. George Crescent
Hospice 101: A Community Presentation
Become informed about Hospice and Palliative Care and about how Nanaimo Community Hospice serves our community.
What do we mean by hospice\palliative care?
When and how can hospice\palliative care support you and your family?
Come and learn about Nanaimo Community Hospice’s many programs and services and enjoy this opportunity for questions and discussion.
Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Hospice House, 1080 St. George Crescent
For more information contact Nanaimo Community Hospice at 250 591-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project has been made available by the BC Centre for Palliative Care, The Seed Grant Program.
The BC Government has produced a booklet with information and the forms you need to create your advance care plan. You can download the booklet here. This booklet is also available through Hospice House.