PA POLST Featured in New Edition of Seniors Blue Book
The PA POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) program, coordinated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, is featured in an article in the Hospice Care section of the Fall 2021–Winter 2022 Greater Pittsburgh Area Seniors Blue Book, a directory of resources related to aging well. The article describes the purpose of the POLST form, a medical order completed by a healthcare provider to document patients' wishes for care as their health declines. It also differentiates between advance directives and POLST. The digital version of the Blue Book is available here. Print copies can be picked up at local Walgreens pharmacies, or contact Apryl Garrett at 412-551-5951 to request a mailed copy.