Discussing your advance health care choices and end-of-life care with your loved ones is one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have—it’s also one of the most important to ensure your wishes are known before a crisis occurs. All adults are welcome to our in-person clinics on how to Begin the Conversation about advance care wishes. There is no cost to attend.
We want everyone to talk about end of life and understand that advance care planning is a process to identify your health care choices and communicate them to your family and health care providers.
Begin the Conversation about your advance care wishes
Our Begin the Conversation program
encourages you to understand and think about possible choices for your future health and evaluating what is important to you. We also help guide you through discussing these wishes with loved ones, doctors, and putting these plans in writing.
We believe it’s time to face “the elephant in the room” and talk about your advance healthcare and end-of-life wishes. Your loved ones will appreciate your consideration and preparedness. Advanced care planning requires completing documentation such as:
- A Healthcare Power of Attorney
- A Living Will
- A MOST form (Medical Order for Scope of Treatment) or a POLST form (Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
We will help you tackle this difficult subject
We have an extensive array of tips and tools to help you communicate your wishes to those you love. We can also explain and help you complete the forms you need to document your plan. It’s vital to complete planning now before an emergency arises. It’s also important to ask those you love if they have considered their final wishes as well.
Making these decisions now will be a relief and comfort for your loved ones if you are seriously injured, become suddenly ill, or develop a life-limiting illness that makes it unable for you to communicate your wishes.
We offer educational programs throughout the community about advance care planning and end-of-life care. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like for us to speak to your church, civic group or organization.