Mercyhealth will observe National Health Care Decisions Day on Monday by offering free advance-care planning services all week.
An advance plan can help people and their families when an unexpected accident or illness occurs, according to a news release.
“Advance-care planning is much more than living wills,” Kristine Phillips, director of the intensive care unit at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville, said in the release.
“It is a process that focuses on a conversation about personal values regarding health care choices and sharing those wishes with loved ones, so the right person and message is conveyed to doctors should you not be able to speak for yourself.”
Free private appointments can be arranged by contacting Mercyhealth at 608-756-8248 or advancedcareplanning.mhemail.org.