If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want?
If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would?
Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind – to you and your loved ones.
The four steps to take charge of your future care:
- Think about what matters most to you.
- Talk about your wishes with your family and friends.
- Choose your health care agent.
- Write it down – and share your plan.
We can help you take charge of your future care.
- Learn more about advance care planning.
- Download your own copy of our Take Charge advance care planning toolkit
- Watch the filmed presentation of our popular Take Charge workshop
|California Advance Health Care Directive
|Conversation Starter Guide
|Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
|Video: Talking about goals of care
The COVID-19 pandemic made these conversations particularly relevant. We recommend this short document, Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19 (also available in Spanish), and a number of resources from Respecting Choices.
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 House | Coastside 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