February 18th, 2008 at 6:12 pm (Knitting)
Have you heard of the 5 wishes document from aging with dignity? I looks like an easier way to get people to consider advance directives. I know that it has a minimal cost but it looks to be well worth it. $5 is manageable to most of us, just the price of one skein of yarn or less!
“The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes with your family and physician.
Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:
Which person you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them.
The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want.
How comfortable you want to be.
How you want people to treat you.
What you want your loved ones to know.”