Smart People Plan… Just in Case
We make healthcare decisions all the time – which insurance plan to enroll in when we start a new job, which primary care doctor to choose, what kind of medicine to get at the store. What about who can speak for us if we’re in a healthcare emergency? Or, what matters most to us – our preferences, priorities and goals of care – if we can’t communicate to a doctor during a crisis?
That’s why we applaud Nathan Kottkamp and the folks encouraging National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16th.
Here are some ways you can take part in NHDD this year:
- Lead by example and encourage everyone at work, at home, and in other groups you are a part of to engage in healthcare planning and create their own advance directives. MyDirectives is free, fast and easy for you to use.
- Mobile phone lovers: use MyDirectives MOBILE exclusively in the Apple App store.
- Spread the word on social media. Tweet to @mydirectives about your advance care plan and help motivate others.
Making a digital emergency, critical and advance care plan is one healthcare decision you’ll thank yourself for later. Happy NHDD!