Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers free healthcare decisions clinic

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a Begin the Conversation clinic about end-of-life and healthcare decisions. It will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at LCFH’s Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown.

This session, which is free to adults 18 and older, will provide attendees information and resources to think about and plan for future healthcare decisions.

“At any time in your life, you may be unable to communicate your healthcare choices as a result of an injury or serious illness,” said Jason Clamme, LCFH director of community outreach. “Begin the Conversation clinics can help you think about your healthcare wishes and create a plan to ensure your wishes are known. Having a plan will make it easier for you, your doctor and your loved ones to ensure those wishes are honored, especially when you cannot speak for yourself.”

The first step in the advance care planning process is to learn what you can about it. This clinic will increase your knowledge about healthcare choices and the importance of planning, and will encourage communication with loved ones, caregivers and healthcare professionals so all can share in that knowledge.

Advance directives, such as living wills and healthcare power of attorney forms, will be supplied so healthcare instructions can be legally documented.

For information, contact Clamme at 910-796-7943 or jason.clamme@lcfh.org.