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About Us

 

 

We recognized the importance of Advance Care Planning for our patients and our community-at-large. Our goal is to promote Advance Care Planning so that patients, and those who care for them, will have peace of mind that their wishes have been communicated and will be honored. 

 

Trellis Supportive Care has believed in the importance of Advance Care Planning since our very beginning in 1977. We know that during times of uncertainty or sudden illness, it’s important to have a plan in place to take away some of the stress and to make sure that your wishes for care are understood and carried out. 

 

We have created and adopted Got Plans? as the name of our Advance Care Planning initiative. As part of our Got Plans? initiative, we provide related resources to help promote decisions, discussions, and documentation related to the process and completion of your documents.

 

Our vision for the community 

Imagine a community where the approach to dying is couched in a philosophy of living as well as possible until death, including effective pain management, help for caregivers and sensitivity to patients' wishes and dignity.  Visualize an entire community knowing how to plan ahead to ensure those wishes are honored; one where families all have easy access to grief and bereavement support.  Picture physicians comfortable talking about death and dying and eager to help honor patient's wishes.  Our mission is to encourage conversations about end-of-life care and facilitate Advance Care Planning.

 

History

Over the years, Trellis Supportive Care has led the way in Advance Care Planning, collaborating with several healthcare organizations and attorneys throughout the Piedmont Triad region of NC. Working closely with other healthcare partners, a goal developed which was to create a simplified advance directive for North Carolina. Today, there exists a much more user-friendly advance directive, taking a complicated 10-pages and condensing them to 5 pages (2 pages of instructions, 3 pages of forms).  

 

Trellis Supportive Care now uses these simplified advance directive forms for NC.

 

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