When you’re a caregiver, you may be asked to make important decisions about medical treatments and the end of someone’s life. Here’s how to make your job easier and truly give a gift to your loved one at one of the most vulnerable times in his or her life.
Focusing on the positives does not mean you can ignore the more challenging facts of life, and here’s a big one. At some point, we will all face our own mortality. And it will happen whether we’re ready or not. That’s why we’re teaming up with our partners at The Conversation Project to spread the word about National Healthcare Decisions Day
Forget the quest to find the perfect Valentine. The person who really deserves candy, flowers and your appreciation is the one who will stand by you and honor your end-of-life wishes!
The holidays can actually be the perfect time and place to start discussing end-of-life wishes. The conversation is not always easy to do over the phone or by email, so why not embrace the opportunity to connect with your loved ones and advocates in person, during holiday get-togethers and celebrations?
With 10,000 of us turning 65 every day there is a deafening silence when it comes to talking about our wishes for end-of-life-care. Ellen Goodman understands the struggle from her personal experiences, and as the co-founder and Director of The Conversation Project, she’s now on a mission to help all of us have the conversation with those we care for and those who may have to help us in our final days.
You probably already know that you should be having conversations with your family not only about their wishes for medical and end-of-life care, but about your own. We want to make it easy to not only start those discussions, but document them.