National Healthcare Decisions Day reminds families about available resources and allows them the opportunity to include the patient’s wishes in critical conversations on health care decisions.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
The 7th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is once again supporting this national “movement to advocate for a better public understanding of advance care planning.”
NAELA members take part in this event by providing information and resources to seniors, people with special needs, and their families on executing documents such as health care powers of attorney and living wills in accordance with state laws.
During National Elder Law Month in May, NAELA members will educate their communities about the value of additional important aspects of planning such as long-term care planning and estate planning. Elder Law attorneys will also focus on important legal documents everyone should have in place: power of attorney, health care proxy, living will/advance directive, and last will and testament.
“National Healthcare Decisions Day reminds families about available resources and allows them the opportunity to include the patient’s wishes in critical conversations on health care decisions,” said NAELA President Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP.
To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking for an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Associate Abby Matienzo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.
Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.