Advance Care Planning

Makes Your Healthcare Wishes Reality

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Imagine – one day, without warning, you find yourself in a hospital, unable to communicate. Who would speak for you and make health care decisions for you?  

Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, obtain information to make informed decisions and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. “My Health Care Wishes” is our approach to the Advance Care Planning.

Our advance care planning nurse facilitates in-depth discussion with you about:  
  • Your wishes, goals and what is most important to you in life
  • Current health issues and future medical needs, answering any questions you might have
  • Types of care and treatments available, including  life-sustaining treatments
  • Treatment benefits and side effects
  • The care and treatment options that  align with your personal values
  • Who you feel can respect your wishes and act as your healthcare representative
We legally document your wishes to discuss your healthcare representatives to ensure: 
  • There is a clear understanding of your current health and possible complications
  • Your healthcare goals, values, and beliefs are known
  • Your wishes about treatment options are understood
  • Future care and treatment provided  is consistent with your wishes
  • You have referrals to additional services you need

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It’s about conversations… It’s about decisions… It’s how we care for each other.  

 

 

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Testimonials

Your team of geriatric care managers and healthcare advocates helped me respect my mother in law’s wishes to stay home.  I don’t know how we would have done it without you. You were consistently there with helpful suggestions, for doctor visits, and, yes, even for emergencies. You were caring and gentle yet forceful when things needed to be done. We are all grateful for how you worked with her and for your wonderful, and much needed, family support.

Allen K.