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Advance Care Planning

Learn about advance care planning

Advance care planning means that you plan ahead for your future health care. Even if you're healthy, it's important to make a plan in case the time comes when you aren't able to make decisions for yourself. If you have a serious health problem that is getting worse, making decisions now about end-of-life care can make things easier for you and your family. Clearly stating your wishes can help ease your mind. Our topics provide information about advance care planning, so you and your family can make sure you get the care you want.

Find out more about planning for your health care in topics such as:

  • Caregiver Support: Talking About Advance Care Planning.
    • Writing an Advance Directive.
    • Choosing a Health Care Agent.
    • Palliative Care.
    • The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care.
    • Helping Older Adults With Grief.

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