We talk a lot about birth,
having babies, raising children-all as it should be.Death, on the other hand, is a subject we
often go out of our way to avoid.But a
little preparation well before the time comes, is wise and prudent.
A living will, for example, sets forth
instructions for care if a person can n o longer communicate their wishes.
Lisa Vandwerwel is Administrator of Hospice
and Palliative Care at Spectrum Health.
Vanderwel said "If I am in a car accident, say, and I end up in the
hospital, there may be certain things that I would like to have done for me and
there may be certain things I do not want to have done. If I get sick and I
need to be cared for in a facility or at home, again, what kind of things do I
want and what kind of things do I really not want."
Some other examples of
important medical documents every person should have include an advanced directive
and a medical power of attorney.
Vanderwel will talk about those and other vital pieces of information
during a free public event this Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Acres of
Greenville, 1601 Winter Creek Ct, Greenville MI
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