Advanced Care Planning provides peace of mind concerning your values and wishes about healthcare and treatments. We are dedicated to carrying out your exact wishes if you are unable to do so on your own.
If you have not made an Advanced Care Plan, now is the time. By taking the time to sit down and put your Advanced Care Plan into writing and discuss it with those you love and trust, you can make sure that all of your goals and wishes are honored. One great resource for starting the conversation and to use as a tool for you, your family, or your provider is FIVE WISHES.
Five Wishes is a user-friendly advanced directive that uses plain language (available in English and Spanish) to guide participants through expressing their preferences for care. When signed, it serves as a legal document that provides information to health care decision makers. It can minimize the confusion, guilt and uncertainty that often occur when people are unsure about a loved one’s wishes.
Hospice of Kankakee Valley believes in helping people maintain dignity and control at every stage of life. To help the community plan for end-of-life decisions before end-of-life care is needed, HKV continues to host informal sessions explaining Five Wishes and its implementation. Sign up today for the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have taken the first steps toward making some of life’s most important decisions.
For more information visit Aging with Dignity: Five Wishes Online.