When it comes to end-of-life care, talking matters. Wise words from our friends at The Conversation Project. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an initiative of this project, and this year it’s celebrated for an entire week April 16-22. Dedicated to helping people talk about their end-of-life wishes, both the project and NHDD function as a conduit and resource for bringing people together so that their wishes can be recorded in writing.
Consider this fact:
90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but 27% have actually done so. – The Conversation Project National Survey 2013
We at TRU encourage you to have these important conversations with family members, loved ones, and your medical providers. Talk about your values, about what matters to you, as well as the Five Wishes:
- The person you want to make care decisions for you when you can’t
- The kind of medical treatment you do or don’t want
- How comfortable you want to be
- How you want people to treat you
- What you want your loved ones to know
If you’d like a copy of the Five Wishes or the Your Right to Make Healthcare Decisions brochure, they are available at our office. Please contact us at 303.442.0961 | 877.986.4766 for more information.