Hillcrest Commons to Discuss Advance Directives, Healthcare Proxies

PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will offer an informational session on advance directives and healthcare proxies on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield. The event will include a free continental breakfast.

Part of Hillcrest’s “Berkshire Senior Subjects” monthly series, the presentation will focus on advance directives, healthcare proxies, and MOLST forms. The guest speaker is Patricia Tremblay, MS, RN. The presentation is free and open to the public; registration is requested by calling (413) 445-9747 by July 27.

Hillcrest Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Berkshire area since 1995, provides personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled-nursing care, respite care, and specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care, all in a homelike setting. Specialty services include a ventilator program to support ventilator-dependent patients or to wean dependence, and a behavioral-health program for those with chronic psychiatric conditions. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care. For more information, visit www.hillcrestcommons.org.

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