Have you thought about the medical care you would receive if you became ill and were unable to speak for yourself? Would you want to be put on life support? Who would you choose to make medical decisions on your behalf?
Maybe there has been a health emergency in your family or neighborhood that if there had been a plan in place, some difficult decision-making could have been avoided. Most of us would agree that advance health care planning is necessary and is something we shouldn’t put off.
You can ensure that you will receive the type of care that you want by stating your health care wishes in writing before a health crisis occurs. Kansas State Research and Extension offers free advance health care planning documents that can help you plan for your medical future.
Barbara Stockebrand, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for the Southwind Extension District will be offering a program on Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas on March 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bronson Public Library, located at 509 Clay Street, in Bronson.
Plan to attend this informational meeting to learn more about these documents, why you should plan ahead, and how to properly store your documents. For more information, call the Southwind Extension District Office in Yates Center at 620-625-8620.