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Advance Care Planning
Talk to your loved ones TODAY about what matters most
Recognizing the current climate in our healthcare system and the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to consider your end-of-life care wishes and share those wishes with your loved ones.
- Who would make your healthcare decisions if you are unable to do so?
- What kind of medical care would you want or not want if faced with a serious illness?
- What type of pain control do you want and when should it be administered?
- What comfort measures will be important to you at the end of life?
Advance care planning can be an emotional subject, so the time to have these conversations with the people who mean the most to you is before a medical crisis.
An advance directive is a written statement that describes your wishes, preferences, and choices regarding end-of-life healthcare decisions. It is a tool that can help you think through and communicate your choices so they’re accessible to loved ones, caregivers and medical providers in the event that you’re unable to speak for yourself.
Consider Using Five Wishes®
Five Wishes® is an easy-to-use legal-document template written in simple language that helps you plan, document and communicate how you want to be cared for if you become seriously ill. It helps you express your desires in personal, spiritual, medical and legal matters and meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in 42 states, including Florida.
To request a pdf download of Five Wishes® click here.
To learn more about Five Wishes® or to schedule a presentation about advance care planning for your group or community, please email Community Relations.
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