Freeport, Illinois — Advance care planning is more than filling out forms. It involves planning your future healthcare, and having conversations with those who will be carrying out your healthcare decisions at a time when you may no longer be able to make or communicate those decisions.
The Senior Resource Center and FHN invite the public to a free program explaining advance care planning from 10 a.m. – noon Thursday, March 30 at the Senior Resource Center, 206 E. Stephenson Street in Freeport.
“This class will help you begin those conversations and understand the decisions you’ll be making,” said Anita Caruso, former Operations Leader for FHN Hospice, who will lead the class. “We’ll talk about how you can ensure that your healthcare wishes are granted, and take some time to familiarize everyone with the forms that are required.”
For more information about this program, call 815-235-9777, ext. 258. There is no charge or registration required to attend.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.