Advance Care Planning

 

What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?

Advance Care Planning is the process by which you determine your wishes in regard to medical care and treatment including the designation of a health care representative. These wishes can be expressed through several types of legal documents.

 

What is Honoring Choices® Indiana?

Honoring Choices® Indiana is an initiative committed to promoting and sustaining advance care planning (ACP) across the state to ensure individuals’ future health care preferences are discussed, documented, and honored. There are many organizations throughout Indiana that are in various stages of advance care planning efforts, and have joined together to accelerate awareness, systems changes, and policy related to ACP. Collectively, the partners that comprise Honoring Choices® Indiana – including hospitals, health systems, community groups, educators, and faith-based organizations—are helping fulfill the vision that everyone in Indiana receives care that honors personal values and goals in catastrophic or end of life care.

Honoring Choices® Indiana is part of a 13 state network that shares information, resources, and best practices. Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne is serving as the initial coordinator and fiscal agent for Honoring Choices® Indiana.

 

Contacts: 

Our Community Partners offer a range of information and services, from helping adults start a health care planning discussion to providing person-centered care. Please use link below to find an Honoring Choices® Indiana Community Partner in your neighborhood. You can contact a Community Partner directly to determine if their services are right for you.

Honoring Choices® Indiana Community Partner Map

 

Resources:

Indiana State Department of Health - Advance Directives Resource Center

Understanding Advance Care Planning

Health Care Respresentative Appointment

Health Care Representative Appointment Information

Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment (POST)

POST Form Information for Patients

 

For more information, to schedule a training, or to become a part of Honoring Choices® Indiana, please contact Katie Hougham, 260-745-1200 extension 334, ACP@agingihs.org