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.
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.