Local News
National Healthcare Decisions Day events hosted by Home Hospice
By Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties
Apr 16, 2017
Print this page
Email this article

Sherman, Texas – Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

As a participating organization, Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Texas state laws.  You can get more information about these resources and events by contacting Nancy Jackson at 903-868-9315 or by visiting www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.

Specifically, on April 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties is holding a Town Hall Forum at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 322 W. Pecan Street in Sherman. Speakers will include local attorneys, doctors, social workers and other pre-planning specialist. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge that can help with your healthcare decisions. Free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms plus other resources will be available during the forum.

“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Nancy Jackson, Home Hospice Director of Community Development.  “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”

Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties is a 501(c)(3) local community-based organization founded in 1982 and serving our communities for 35 years. As the oldest and most trusted local hospice organization, our mission is to provide the best care and support enhancing the Quality of Life of our patients and their families.

To learn about other community outreach programs offered by Home Hospice, please visit www.homehospice.org or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homehospiceofgrayson.

For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.nhdd.org.