The Hardest Conversation: Advanced Care Planning
What is advanced care planning? Why do I need to have a “conversation” if I already have my legal documents completed? Starting a conversation about end-of-life plans can be difficult, but it is an important step in ensuring individuals’ wishes are heard. Through Decide to be Heard, the community has access to resources for having advanced care planning conversations and the opportunity to schedule a conversation with a trained facilitator. These facilitated conversations help people complete advance directives that are inclusive of personal values and beliefs and communicate documented values and beliefs with their family members, loved ones, and health care providers. The program is working to develop innovative partnerships with area community organizations, healthcare education programs and businesses to continue to grow this important conversation!