MedicAlert Foundation Supports National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) brings awareness to the importance of having Advanced Care Planning, in order to ensure that our loved ones’ wishes are acknowledged in the event of a medical emergency. This day serves as a collaborative effort among national, state, and community organizations to come together and ensure adult Americans have their future healthcare choices known and safeguarded when experiencing a medical emergency.

MedicAlert Foundation accompanied by hospitals, hospices, workplaces, and other community organizations join together on National Healthcare Decisions Day to increase their efforts of reaching out to Americans to ensure their health care wishes  are documented in an emergency situation.

Too often, those who encounter a medical trauma are unresponsive and loved ones are unaware of the individual’s healthcare wishes. MedicAlert Foundation’s Advance Directive Management Service is intended to relieve this distressing responsibility that family members experience by documenting healthcare wishes beforehand.  

For families and loved ones, this can provide tremendous relief as they understand the decisions being made are in the wishes of those they care about.

MedicAlert Advance Directive Management Service

One of the biggest fears, Americans encounter is “how will I be treated in an emergency situation when I am unable to respond?” MedicAlert Foundation understands these critical moments, and in the event of a health emergency, wants to make sure your wishes are honored.

We understand your desire to protect your healthcare choices, while also alleviating family stress during a medical emergency. . MedicAlert’s Advance Directive Management Service helps ensure proper communication is used and wishes are known in the event of a serious illness or injury. MedicAlert’s Advance Directive provides safe storage and security of your written advance directives.

MedicAlert Medical IDs

During an emergency, MedicAlert medical IDs help identify your membership with MedicAlert and ensures health professionals are connected to your securely stored Advanced Directive Orders.

7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

This year marks the 7thyear that National Healthcare Decisions Day has been held, with the intent of bringing awareness to the importance of protecting the healthcare choices we make in critical times of need.

More than 1 million members of the public, have participated throughout the first 6 years of National Healthcare Decisions Day. During this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day, take the time to learn more about MedicAlert Foundation’s Advance Directive Service, and the profound impact it can have on your life and the life of those you love!

About our charity
MedicAlert protects the health and well-being of millions of members worldwide through our trusted emergency support network. We educate emergency responders and medical personnel - our partners in everyday emergency situations. And we communicate your health information, your wishes, and your directives to ensure you receive the best care possible.