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National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 11, 2009
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is Thursday, April 16.

This nationwide initiative is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for health care decisions and to encourage the use of advance directives to communicate important health care decisions. NHDD is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. It is estimated that only about 25 percent of people in the United States have executed an advance directive. Moreover, it is estimated that less than 50 percent of severely or terminally ill patients have an advance directive. We hope you will help to raise public awareness about the need for advance planning. To learn more about NHDD and how you can become involved, please visit:

http://www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org/Welcome.htm

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2009 National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16, 2009

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>National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 11, 2009

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National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is Thursday, April 16.

This nationwide initiative is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for health care decisions and to encourage the use of advance directives to communicate important health care decisions. NHDD is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. It is estimated that only about 25 percent of people in the United States have executed an advance directive. Moreover, it is estimated that less than 50 percent of severely or terminally ill patients have an advance directive. We hope you will help to raise public awareness about the need for advance planning. To learn more about NHDD and how you can become involved, please visit:

http://www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org/Welcome.htm

Source:
2009 National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16, 2009

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 16, 2008


Show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect.

“Wear something purple” on World Awareness Day – every June 15th.

International Network
For The Prevention of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse comes in obvious forms and not so obvious forms.

We are facing a national epidemic of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships — guardians and their attorneys are getting rich off the backs of their vulnerable wards, exploiting the very people they have been court-appointed to protect. The wards are stripped of all rights, including the right to complain about the abuse. Lives are destroyed, bank accounts depleted, families torn apart.
And, it’s all “legal”.

Elder abuse should also include guardianship abuse.

Written by a NASGA member.

>World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 16, 2008

>
Show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect.

“Wear something purple” on World Awareness Day – every June 15th.

International Network
For The Prevention of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse comes in obvious forms and not so obvious forms.

We are facing a national epidemic of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships — guardians and their attorneys are getting rich off the backs of their vulnerable wards, exploiting the very people they have been court-appointed to protect. The wards are stripped of all rights, including the right to complain about the abuse. Lives are destroyed, bank accounts depleted, families torn apart.
And, it’s all “legal”.

Elder abuse should also include guardianship abuse.

Written by a NASGA member.