National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16, always the day after Tax Day as there is nothing more certain in life than death
and taxes (Benjamin Franklin). NHDD is a national initiative to encourage people of all ages to share their personal wishes regarding
their future medical care, and for healthcare teams and facilities to respect those wishes whatever they may be.
Next week Fox Valley Advanced Care Planning Partnership (FVACPP) is sponsoring a series of conversations to share information pertaining to Healthcare decision making. They include presentations from a medical doctor, an attorney, and individuals with
expertise in cancer and hospice care. Click on the link below where you can find out more information and how to
Wisconsin, unlike many states, is not a "next of kin" or "family consent" state for adults - Wisconsin law does not
authorize family members (except for hospice admissions) to make decisions for incapacitated adult family
members. Visit Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership at www.FVACPP.org for information on opportunities
to fill out an Advance Care DIrective and resources to start these conversions with your family.
For more information contact Julie Meitzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>