Advance Care Planning

 Advance care planning is talking with loved ones about your health care wishes in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. Making plans in advance for a time when you may not be able to speak for yourself helps your loved ones know how what to do; it can ensure that your wishes are followed and that your loved ones are not burdened with uncertainty. 

It’s never too soon to think about the choices that may need to be made about your end-of-life care and to put your preferences down in writing. In fact, all adults age 18 and older should have an advance care planning conversation with loved ones and put their wishes down in writing through a health care directive.