April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day – Start the conversation

Advance care planning puts you in control of your end-of-life decisions by documenting the types of care you do and do not want. This also gives those you love the guidance to make decisions for you when you are unable to decide for yourself. It can lead to better outcomes and to reduced costs for your care and also prevent someone from making decisions that are not in accordance with your faith beliefs. You will need both a directive about your wishes and an appointed Power of Attorney to act on your behalf if you were incapacitated.

The team at Parent Care is here to assist you with starting the conversation with your loved ones. We can help you understand your options when it comes to planning the care you would like to receive, not just at end of life, but all the decisions that need to be made before that.

Advance Directives are not limited to older adults; it is a good idea for individuals with young children to appoint a person(s) YOU choose to be Power of Attorney over your child. It is never too soon to plan ahead. While the team at Parent Care are not attorneys, we have many resources to help guide you through the process of advance care planning and help you understand your options and the consequences. For a free 15-minute consultation about these options, give us a call at (909) 864-2085.

Resources
· For additional tips for starting your conversation with your loved ones, visit: https://theconversationproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ConversationStarterGuide.pdf
· Complete your CA Advance Healthcare Directive form here: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/consumers/ProbateCodeAdvancedHealthCareDirectiveForm-fillable.pdf
· Review the “Five Wishes” Sample Advance Directive: https://fivewishes.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/product-samples/fwsample.pdf?sfvrsn=2