Five Wishes – Express How You Want to be Treated

Five Wishes – Express How You Want to be Treated

The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes with your family and physician.

Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

  • Who you want to make healthcare decisions for you when you can’t make them for yourself.
  • The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want.
  • How comfortable you want to be.
  • How you want people to treat you.
  • What you want your loved ones to know.

Five Wishes was created by the national non-profit organization Aging with Dignity, and originally distributed with support from a grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and healthcare. Over 11 million copies of Five Wishes have been distributed worldwide through a network of more than 15,000 organizations. With support from the United Health Foundation, Aging with Dignity recently introduced Five Wishes translated into 20 new languages.

For more information, or to obtain copies of the 11-page Five Wishes booklet and other resources, contact Aging with Dignity at 888-5 WISHES (594-7437) or online at Individual copies are $5, bulk orders of 25 or more are only $1 per copy.

For more tips about talking with your seniors about a variety of subjects call 905-521-5500.

Call for a free personalized Care Consultation 905-521-5500

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