Advance Care Planning

Welcome to September, which just happens to be Healthy Aging Month! With that in mind, the National Institute on Aging released a pretty cool infographic on something near to our hearts here at AzHHA…..Advance Care Planning.

As we have mentioned before, most of us make important decisions every day. Those decisions might to relate to our work, our families, our community….whatever it is, we like to have a say. And yet so many of us don’t have a say when it comes to one of the most important decisions of all – end of life care. Not because we don’t want to, but because we didn’t let anyone know our wishes until it was too late.

The checklist below is designed to help people organize their end of life plans to take the stress off of loved ones who are often forced to make those life and death decisions. Once you’ve had a chance to look over the checklist, let us know what you think. Driving meaningful conversations around important health issues is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

NIA_Advance Directives_infographic

 

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