Advanced Care Planning
While 92% of Americans say it’s important to discuss their wishes for end-of-life care, only 32% have had such a conversation. 95% of Americans say they would be willing to talk about their wishes, and 53% even say they’d be relieved to discuss it. The Conversation Project, which sponsors National Healthcare Decisions Day has a website, https://theconversationproject.org It offers forms for every state, tools to make a plan and start the conversation, and tons of resources to help you get started.
Here is a video that gives an overview and helps you consider the importance of advance care planning: https://youtu.be/znZDO5B6wDU. Also, Chaplain Pat Spears presented a program in 2020, Preparing the Way. It is available under the “Spiritual” tab on Resident Apps (Touchtown). She is available to discuss Advance Care Planning and can be reached at 540-568-8401.