Who will make your health care decisions for you when you are unable?

 April 16th was National Healthcare Decisions Day — have you identified someone to speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself?

Use the free 20 page Caring Conversations booklet to help have “The Talk” to make your healthcare wishes known and guide you, your family and your friends through the process of Advance Care Planning.

Where Can I Go For More Help?

Kansas State University has several publications related to Adult Development and Aging including the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and  Living Wills Fact Sheets (with forms)

National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/advancedirectives.html

Elder Law Hotline – (800) 353-5337

Kansas Department on Aging – (800) 432-3535 – www.agingkansas.org

Kansas Health Ethics – (316) 684-1991 – www.kansashealthethics.org

Copies of Kansas State University’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and Living Wills Fact Sheets are available in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood.

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.