Why did you decide?

I decided

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, we want to celebrate the reasons WHY you decided to have ‘the conversation’ about your advance care plan.

Advance care planning is a process, not an event, and is planning for future care based on your values, beliefs, preferences, and specific medical issues. An advance health care directive is the record of that process.

YOU decide your plan and you update it whenever you’d like, because it’s your life and it’s worth your time. 

Why did YOU decide?

Was it for a specific family member? Yourself? Your cat?

Did you/will you share your plan with loved ones to ensure they don’t have to guess?

Share your story – and read others’ stories about why they decided to take charge.


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Take charge!

Are you ready to learn more? Download your Take Charge! Toolkit now.

The Take Charge Toolkit and the campaign to engage our community were created by Mission Hospice & Home Care and a coalition of local organizations, which are dedicated to creating a more compassionate community for people facing serious illness, death, and bereavement:

Avenidas | Channing HouseCoastside Adult Day Health Center | Family Caregiver Alliance | Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. | Palo Alto Medical Foundation | San Mateo County Health System Aging and Adult Services | Senior Coastsiders | Seniors At Home | Village of the Coastside | Villages of San Mateo County

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