Preparation is the key for every event in life and your health is no exception. An advance care plan ensures that you get the care you need and want in the event that you become seriously ill or injured.
Appropriate at any age, advance care planning starts with talking to loved ones about your long-term health goals, preferences, values and resources. After which, you’ll want to put your thoughts to paper in an official document called an advance directive, which may include a health care proxy or living will.
If you need assistance, Atlantic Health System offers a variety of classes and programs that can prepare you for the future, no matter what life brings.
Your Life, Your Wishes
Your Life, Your Wishes is an initiative created by AllSpire Health Partners that can help you get the advance care planning conversation started. Here, you can watch inspirational stories of other people who had successful health care experiences because they created an advance care plan. You’ll also find a wide range of local and national support resources.