Why write an advance directive? There's a beautiful quote from Dr. Ira Byock, a leader in end-of-life care: "I have an Advance Directive not because I have a serious illness but because I have a family." If you became incapacitated, would your family know your wishes for care? Advance care planning can guide them about your wishes for end-of-life care.
That's the why, but what about the how? Choices That Matter Community Conversation can educate you, help you start the conversation with your family and friends, assist the paperwork, and make sure copies are where they need to be.
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April 16 is more than just the day after taxes are due. It's National Healthcare Decisions Day, a national effort to encourage people to make out advance directives and file them with their healthcare providers.