Advance Directives are instructions to your healthcare providers to be used at some future time when you are unable to communicate your wishes for care. Specifically, Advance Directives express your beliefs and wishes on important issues related to “lifesaving” care.
The best time to create your Advance Directive is before you enter the hospital, and after a careful discussion with your family and/or friends who will be in charge of your decisions and care.
Download/print the Advance Directive for your state: New Hampshire Resident and Vermont Resident. For more information and/or assistance please call your Primary Care Provider at Valley Regional to discuss your options.
We know how confusing getting the help you need for your family can be, which is why we provide case coordination services.
Working with doctors and other clinical staff, our staff will assess your needs, help to coordinate your care, and help you make important decisions. Our professional Case Management team consists of two professional registered nurses and a social worker that works collaboratively to ensure your hospital stay is a positive experience and your discharge plan is appropriate. We can help with a broad range of concerns, like questions about your care, financial responsibilities, Advance Directives, or referrals for equipment or services you might need upon discharge.
Our medical social worker is available to all patients and their families for crisis intervention, counseling, and discharge planning. For more information and/or assistance please call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) at Valley Regional to arrange a meeting. If you do not have a PCP, please visit our Primary Care Page to learn more about establishing care.
Valley Regional Hospital provides Case Management services for you and your family. Working with doctors and other clinical staff, our case managers will assess your needs and help to coordinate your care and discharge planning. They will support you and your family in making important decisions.
Case Managers are available to assist you with a broad range of concerns such as questions you might have about your immediate care, financial responsibilities, Advance Directives, and necessary referrals for equipment or services you might need upon discharge. Your access to appropriate services and need for assurance is their concern. Our professional Case Management team consists of nurses and social workers who work collaboratively to ensure your hospital stay is a positive experience and your discharge plan is appropriate.
Advanced Care Planning/Advanced Directives
For community members looking for support in completing Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (DPOAH) and/or a Living Will paperwork, our Case Management team is available to assist by appointment. Please call the Coordinator of Care Management at (603) 542-3442.