One of the hardest things for most of us to talk about is what we’d like done for us as we approach the end of our lives. It’s possible that we may reach a point where we are unable to speak for ourselves. That’s why it’s important for all of us to let our loved ones know what we would wish for ourselves as the end of life draws near. Access this link for more information and to get started: Advance Care Planning (ny.gov)
Once you have advanced care planning in place along with a health care proxy, you’ll have a greater feeling of ease about the future. Talk to your designated health care agent soon and let that person know what you’d like to have done. Don’t leave these decisions up to others.
View this excellent documentary aired on PBS in March 2021. Discover how successful aging is possible when intergenerational loved ones are intentional about their needs, communicate from the heart, and prepare before potential health crisis may occur.
In addition to the PBS documentary, Fast Forward has partnered with Next Avenue to offer courses and resource guides on elder future planning and preparing advanced directives,