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What is Honoring Choices®?

Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to proactively engage people in our community in conversations with the loved ones and medical providers about their goal for quality of life and advance care planning. Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central is part of a 13-state network that shares information, resources, and best practices.

The partners that comprise Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central include hospitals, health systems, community groups, employers, educators, social service organizations and faith communities. Their vision is that everyone in our service area receives care that honors their personal values and goals in catastrophic or end-of-life care.

The service area served by Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central includes Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties. Its role is to provide education, tools and resources to assist people with advance care planning. Through the three-county service area there are certified facilitators available to educate and facilitate discussion and guidance to individuals and families who wish to develop an advance care plan, complete advance directives and designate a health care representative.

Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central is a 501 (c)(3) organization and does not charge for its services. It relies on donations to support its work.

To learn more or schedule an appointment with a certified ACP facilitator contact Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central at 574.243.2058 or info@hci-nc.org

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What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that allows you to determine your wishes in regard to medical care and treatment including the designation of a health care representative; these are then expressed through several types of legal documents. ACP documents these wishes in advance so that the person you designate as your health care representative and health care providers can make decisions – based on your preferences – for you in the event that you can’t.

The state of Indiana has a number of resources available to assist with this process.