The decisions a person makes regarding healthcare and treatment preferences at the end of life are extremely important.
While living wills and advance directives are vital, the conversations around these decisions and choices are also crucial.
Home State Healthcare recommends meaningful advance care planning conversations with your physician and family members.
First, read and complete Conversations That Light The Way. This is a workbook designed to assist you in making choices about the kind of healthcare you want as you journey through the final phases of life. Although this subject can be uncomfortable for many people to address, it is important that each person has the opportunity to make these important choices for themselves.
Then, when you have decided how you plan to approach end-of-life decisions, you can give those choices effect by downloading and completing Living Well At The End Of Life, which contains all the information and forms needed to establish those preferences. (En Español aquí).
If you need only a particular advance directive form, download from one of these links:
- State Of Ohio Health Care Power Of Attorney allows another individual to make healthcare decisions for the person drafting the document.
- State Of Ohio Living Will establishes your wishes regarding care if terminally ill or permanently unconscious.
- State Of Ohio Donor Registry documents your wish to donate organs, tissues and/or corneas at the time of your death.
Once completed, print copies one for yourself, for safekeeping, and also be sure to provide your family, your physician, and attorney with copies.
ABOUT HOME STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC
Home State Healthcare is passionate about the needs of clients and caregivers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards for all services we provide. We work with clients and caregivers to draft plans to meet client needs. As in-home healthcare is a significant adjustment for clients and caregivers, we guide clients and caregivers through each step, answering questions and addressing concerns—open, honest, and thorough communication being key to a comfortable transition. Our employees are qualified caregivers. In addition to ongoing professional development, we train our caregivers to ensure compassionate and optimal care. Home State Healthcare caregivers are screened, bonded, and insured. For our clients’ convenience, we make it easy to invest in your loved ones’ care and comfort. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards, most private long-term care insurance, and Aid & Attendance (Veterans’ Care).