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Community Hospice Supports National Healthcare Decisions Day
Date:4/7/2009

s counties. This unique document not only addresses an individual's choice for a health care surrogate and the kind of medical treatment they want or don't want, but it also offers an opportunity to express personal, emotional and spiritual wishes and is written in language that is easy to understand. The document was created by Aging With Dignity, a nonprofit organization that works to promote better care for people at the end of life. To receive a copy of Five Wishes visit fivewishes@communityhospice.com or by phone 904.407.7024.

Aging With Dignity has recognized Community Hospice as "National Innovator" for distributing more than half a million copies of Five Wishes, making it the documents' largest distributor in Florida and the largest provider of Five Wishes in a single state.

"Community Hospice has raised the bar in distribution of Five Wishes. Through their efforts and commitment to educating the public about the importance of advance directives many more people have taken the time to think about end-of-life care, shared their desires with their families and completed their Five Wishes living will," said Paul D. Malley, President of Aging With Dignity.

"As our population ages and medical technologies for life-sustaining procedures continue to develop, discussions about what kind of care we want at the end of life is even more important. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a good time to start the conversation with your
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