The Conversation Project
60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is "extremely important". 56% have not communicated their end-of-life wishes. One conversation can make all the difference. Have you had the conversation?
Navigating through chronic and serious illness, as well as through end of life and bereavement journeys, is considerably easier and substantially more meaningful when we share openly in a heartfelt way with those around us, and when we have partners in care who help assure our preferences and choices for care are honored. We are grateful for the individuals and families who invite us into their lives to be their partners in care, advocating for and honoring their care choices, during what is one of the most difficult, yet sacred, times. In fact, we consider it a privilege.
Partnering in care and honoring the healthcare choices of each individual and family is a commitment we take seriously at Hospice at Home. If you haven’t yet had a conversation with those closest to you about what is important to you should you become seriously ill or be at the end of life, I encourage you to give that gift to each other during this season of gratitude and giving. You can download a toolkit to get you started here, and you can type right in it. Getting started is the hardest part - it is a gift that is precious and priceless.