I’d like to share the link to “Five Wishes” with all of you.
Some of you may have already filled one out. Others may merely be familiar with it. Others of you may already have pieces of your own version of the “Five Wishes” filled out. But I suspect that many of you are unfamiliar with the “Five Wishes” and many of you have not had the conversations about the topics covered in “Five Wishes.”
“Five Wishes” is a comprehensive document which helps you to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. Once completed, it also serves as a legal document in 42 states. Most importantly it helps get a very important, but very difficult, conversation started…
Here are the “Wishes” that the document guides you through:
· Wish 1: The Person I Want to Make Health Care Decisions for Me When I Can't
· Wish 2: The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Don’t Want
· Wish 3: How Comfortable I Want to Be
· Wish 4: How I Want People to Treat Me
· Wish 5: What I Want My Loved Ones to Know
Save up your milk money because the “Five Wishes” costs a whole $5 to purchase.
I can’t remember exactly where or when I was first exposed to “Five Wishes”, but at this point I am very thankful that my wife and I worked our way through it. Let me just say that it is never too early to start…
Rather than attempt to describe it further, check it out HERE.