As Honoring Choices Indiana-North Central continues to focus on providing services in new communities, the need for facilitators in these areas is crucial to supporting our mission. Additionally, as the population ages and the emphasis on patient-centered care increases, the demand for facilitators grows more urgent. As a facilitator, you can make an impact on the lives of individuals and their families and empower them to take control of their healthcare decisions. Becoming a First Steps Facilitator can be a rewarding and meaningful experience for a number of reasons.
In helping people navigate conversations and decision-making, a facilitator can ensure that the individual’s wishes are honored even when they can no longer speak for themselves, which improves the quality of care at end of life. Facilitators work closely with individuals to assist them with difficult conversations about their values, goals, and personal wishes for their end-of-life care. Facilitators offer guidance and emotional support while allowing space for individuals to express their desires and can help them find clarity and peace of mind in knowing their preferences will be honored. Throughout the facilitation process, individuals are empowered to be assertive in making informed decisions about their own care, centering their wishes and needs.
Becoming a First Steps Facilitator offers a unique opportunity to support individuals, make a meaningful impact on the lives of families and contribute to enhancing the quality of end-of-life care. First Steps training opportunities are offered several times a year by Honoring Choices Indiana-North Central. Scholarships for qualified individuals are available through generous grants from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and the State of Indiana.