The time is now to talk about what matters most to you

National Advance Care Planning Week is an opportunity to reflect on your future health care preferences, regardless of your age or health status. Advance care planning is the process of making decisions about the health care you would like to receive in the future, in case you are unable to communicate your preferences or make treatment decisions. By discussing and documenting your preferences, you can ensure that your loved ones and health providers know what matters most to you and can respect your treatment choices.

If you are a senior, it’s important to consider the following questions: Are your advance care planning documents easily accessible in case of an emergency? Have you appointed a substitute decision-maker? Do you talk regularly with your loved ones and health care providers about your health care preferences? It’s also important to facilitate a discussion with your family members and doctors to ensure everyone is on the same page, especially if you have reduced decision-making capacity.

Take advantage of National Advance Care Planning Week to start the conversation about your future health care preferences. By documenting your preferences and appointing a substitute decision-maker, you can have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be respected. Don’t wait until it’s too late – start the conversation today with your loved ones or reach out to our HomeServe team by clicking here.


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