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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Add this to your bucket list!

Okay, a bucket list is supposed to be fun. Something that happens once in a lifetime. Something you know you want to accomplish or need to get done. Long-term care planning & end-of-life decision-making may not be fun, but it will help you prepare for your future and feel less anxious, helping encourage you to really conquer that bucket list! As reported by ABC news, according to a 2012 survey by the California Healthcare Assocation, 60% of people say it is extremely important  to not burden family members with end-of-life care. However, only half of those people communicate their wishes or take action to ensure their wishes are known. If we all added this to our bucket list, we might really accomplish something great for our future!
Here's a few tips for getting a Crucial Conversation added to your bucket list:
  1. Schedule a meeting! Bring together your most trusted and responsible family members to discuss your plan to make a plan.
  2. Make a list of action items, goals, desires, and wishes.
  3. Complete Advance Directives & Legal Documents.
  4. Share important documents with your loved ones, your legal counsel (if appropriate), and your health care team.
  5. Communicate your wishes to your loves ones and review all documents. They can only help carry out your wishes if you tell them ahead of time!
  6. Now that you've completed your plan, Go live your life and Have Fun!
Contact Eagleview West for more help-We have an easy 7-Step process for long-term care planning & decision-making which includes all the steps above & more. Call 752-5821 or go to www.EagleviewWest.com to learn more.
 

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