Healthcare Decisions awareness, virtual seminar

Riverwood Healthcare Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day.

As a participating organization, Riverwood is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends, and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (health care power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Minnesota state laws. These resources are available at https://riverwoodhealthcare.org/advance-care-planning/

Riverwood will provide a virtual seminar on Advance Care Planning on Thurs., April 29 at 12 p.m. Register in advance for this program at:


When many more people in our community have thoughtful conversations about their health care decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known, there are benefits to individuals, families and health care organizations. Fewer families and health care providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient. Health care 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.

For more information about National Healthcare Decisions Day and advance care planning, go to http://nhdd.org

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