Medline Plus describes health care advance directives as "legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end of life care ahead of time. They provide a way for you to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and to avoid confusion later on". Types of health care advance directives include living wills and choosing a health care surrogate. The HPH Hospice organization will be sponsoring a program explaining these directives this Wednesday. Seating is limited, so reserve your place by calling Jan Double at (727) 863-7971.
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas offers a free helpline, which provides assistance and referral information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in our county.