Advanced Care Planning
None of us knows what the future holds and whether we might become unable to speak for ourselves. Talking with your loved ones now, appointing a representative and preparing a written record of your wishes will be invaluable should you become unable to make or communicate health care decisions.
These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.
Advance care planning provides peace of mind by explaining what healthcare people would prefer if they become severely injured or terminally ill. Keep advance directives in an easily accessible place and let loved ones know where it is. Sharing preferences before a medical crisis will best prepare you to get the care you want.