Start Planning Now
Advanced healthcare planning and end of life conversations are oftentimes put off and ignored. Although they are hard discussions, it is extremely important to talk about these rough subjects early on before it is too late. National Healthcare Decisions Week (April 16-22) is the perfect time to bring up these topics and the resources that are available to help make these decisions easier.
One of the most helpful resources to help facilitate end of life conversations is the Five Wishes Living Will. Five Wishes was designed specifically to help terminally ill patients express their wants to their loved ones and caregivers.
The 11 page living will includes the following prompts:
- The person I want to make care decisions for me when I can’t
- The kind of medical treatment I want or don’t
- How comfortable I want to be
- How I want people to treat me
- What I want my loved ones to know
Establishing your desires through Five Wishes will help your loved ones and caregivers follow through on your exact wishes and help take some of the stress off their shoulders during this particularly hard time.
At 1-800-LAW-FIRM, we are proud to offer Five Wishes Living Will as a free resource. It is never too early to start planning, and Healthcare Decisions Week reminds us of that. Call our team now at 800-529-3476 to request your free copy.
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