Hospice of Dayton is joining in efforts to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making as part of Ohio Advance Directives Week. As a participating organization, Hospice of Dayton 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 a living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws. These resources are available at www.hospiceofdayton.org/main/need-help/advanced-directives/
Having conversations with loved ones and completing reliable advance directives to make wishes known is an important part of healthcare choice and decision-making. By sharing advance directives, families and healthcare providers can carry out the wishes of patients with peace of mind.
Hospice of Dayton was founded in 1978 to provide end-of-life care, support and comfort for patients and families in southwest Ohio. Hospice of Dayton services are available in private homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, hospitals and in two Hospice House locations. An estimated 4,000 patients are served annually by the organization, which also provides bereavement services through Pathways of Hope to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss.