Hospice offering advance planning sessions

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Community Care Hospice will offer information about advance care planning in two presentations scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Offered at no charge and open to the community, the programs are part of the regional Decide to Be Heard effort. Decide to Be Heard is designed to educate participants about having a conversation about end-of-life wishes and planning ahead by completing documents detailing their preferences for end-of-life care. Presented by trained Decide to be Heard facilitator Deb Holt, the program will offer insights into how to begin a conversation with loved ones about advance care planning and explain the steps required to assure advance care planning is in place.

The program will be offered at 1 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. with both sessions held at the Community Care Hospice Team Center, 1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington.

For additional information, contact Community Care Hospice at 937-382-5400.

Community Care Hospice, based in Wilmington, is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004 serving 10 counties, including Highland County. In 2014, more than 300 patients and families received care from the organization, which employs 36. Community Care Hospice is committed to ensuring that the patients live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible. Community Care Hospice honors patients by providing them with the freedom to make informed decisions and provides special care and support for families.

Submitted by Vicky Forrest, media content editor, Ohio’s Hospice.

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