Advance Care Planning
Families plan and prepare for major life events: attending college, getting married, having a baby, and retiring at the end of a career. However, few plan for events such as how we would want our health care delivered if we become very ill.
These are decisions that we all should be thinking about. They should be documented so that our family members, health care providers, etc. will know our wishes for our care.
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day—a time to prepare, review, update, and discuss your advance directives.