Life happens. Be ready with advance care planning.
What is advance care planning?
Advance care planning is a personal planning process for your health care. It helps you make decisions at any age or stage of your health care journey and prepares others for when you are unable to speak for yourself.
Advance care planning identifies what your values are, what a good day looks like for you, what brings you joy and what brings your life meaning.
Advance care planning is about having meaningful conversations with your family and friends to share what you’ve identified as important to you. It may also involve naming a substitute decision maker, a trusted friend or family member, who can make decisions for you when you aren’t able to.
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Who is advance care planning for?
Advance care planning is for everyone – no matter where you find yourself on your health care journey. Whether you’re a healthy, young adult, senior or have recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, now is the best time for you to start planning. What matters to you may change, so it’s always a good idea to revisit advance care planning throughout your life and health journey.