Advance Care Planning
Learn about advance care planning
Make a plan in 5 steps
Learn about the Goals of Care Designation order
General approaches to care
Personal directive: Choose your decision-maker
Keep advance care planning documents in a Green Sleeve
No matter how your health is today, it’s important to think about the future and the type of healthcare you would like to have. This can mean having conversations and making decisions with your loved ones and care team. Watch the following videos to learn the basics of advance care planning. You’ll also hear the stories of real people who have gone through the process. Learn how advance care planning is a valuable tool that can bring peace of mind to you and the people close to you.
Watch this video for an overview of the 5 steps of advance care planning. Learn why it’s best to make your plan before you need it.
Watch this video to learn about a Goals of Care Designation. This is a medical order that guides the general focus of your care.
Watch this video to learn about the Green Sleeve, which is the best way to keep all your important advance care planning documents in one place.
Watch this video to learn about writing your personal directive. It’s easier than you think.
Watch a cancer doctor explain why it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider and loved ones so they understand your Goals of Care Designation.
Watch Mike’s story. He talks about how advance care planning helped their family from the time Lorraine was diagnosed with cancer to the final stages of her illness.
Watch Deb’s story. She talks about how her mother’s advance care plan helped her family make decisions so her mother could get the right care according to her wishes.
Watch a paramedic talk about why advance care planning is important, and how the documents in your Green Sleeve help healthcare providers make the treatment decisions that you would want.
Watch a person with a long-term illness talk about how advance care planning isn’t easy. But it’s a valuable process to go through that helps ease the stress on you and your loved ones in case you get very sick.
Watch Alice’s story. She talks about the benefits of having a personal directive and a Goals of Care Designation in place when she had a health crisis.
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