Patient /Family Resources
Living Wills/Advance Directives
The best time to make decisions concerning your health care is while you are able to consider your wishes carefully and discuss them with your doctor, caregivers, family and loved ones.
Five Wishes is a complete approach to discussing and documenting your care and comfort choices. It’s about connecting families, communicating with healthcare providers, and showing your community what it means to care for one another. Five Wishes advanced directives is a legal document and an easy method to make your wishes known. For many of us, our shared experiences related to the coronavirus have reminded us what is most important.
Five Wishes at Home will guide you on how have these important conversations. You can either use the link in this document to create an on line version or please feel free to down load and print the actual Five Wishes document you can fill out.
Film to inspire dialogue about end-of-life wishes
Consider the Conversation is a series of films that intimately explores the American struggle with communication and preparation for end-of-life now offered on line at no cost.
Health Care Proxy
The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust, such as a family member or friend, to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes. This person can also decide how your wishes apply as your medical condition changes.
Attached is an instructional guide for caregivers of hospice patients at home…hopefully enabling you to provide necessary care for your loved one.
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