It’s a gift to have your loved one’s wishes written down. Whether it’s regarding financial matters, or addressing life support measures, knowing ahead of time what your relative wants lifts a tremendous burden of guilt.
It can be awkward to start the conversation. But families who talk about these issues ahead of time report feelings of relief. They are more confidant making decisions, and are certain they are following their loved one’s wishes.
In this section of the online library you can learn about the documents that will be most useful for health care planning. You might even want to read about quality of life so you can help your loved one define what brings him or her joy, what makes life worth living. The more you know, the more you can help to make each day the best day it can be.