When Entering the Healthcare System

Why the Healthcare Proxy or a Surrogate Decision-Maker?

When entering the hospital or when registering for a doctor’s visit, you will often be given a packet of information.  In that packet will be a form asking you who will be your decision maker if you can’t make decisions for yourself.  That is not the best time to start the conversation.  Though all advance directives are important, TakeCHARGE focuses on preparing to enter the healthcare system. That means choosing your surrogate decision-maker before entering the healthcare system — not when you arrive — and having the conversation about what you would want done if you can’t speak for yourself. Choose the person, have a conversation, and learn more at www.TakeCHARGE.care