Governor Bevin Declares April 16th: Kentucky Healthcare Decision Day

The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. DAIL is working with the Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living to help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning on this special day—and throughout the year.

On March 20, Governor Matt Bevin declared April 16th as Healthcare Decision Day in the state of Kentucky.  One of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and hospices to participate in a Commonwealth-wide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Kentuckians with advanced directives.

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