Advanced Care Planning with Coastal Hospice
Research shows 88% of Americans feel comfortable discussing issues relating to death and dying; yet, studies show, only 42% have a living will.
Perhaps that number is so low because people really don’t understand the importance of something like a living will, or an advanced directive.
Coastal Hospice can help make the process crystal clear. Compass Program Coordinator, Mark Massey, and Rochelle Corbin, RN, stop by the studio to run down a list of what to consider when planning for the future.
We learn all about advanced care planning which is a written plan stating what health care treatments you would or would not want if you could not speak for yourself.
A living will is part of the advanced care planning. Your will is a legal document with your wishes about medical treatment. You choose what you want and what you do not want.
Mark tells us what it’s important to create a plan because you are in charge of making your own decisions. Documents in the plan can be changed anytime and you do not need an attorney.
Advanced care planning relieves the stress a family may experience when making tough healthcare decisions in an emergency situation.