Starting ACP with the Living Wishes Conversation Starter Kit
Having end-of-life conversations may seem challenging, but discussing our personal and healthcare wishes allows us to care for our parents and loved ones in the best way we can. To help you kick-start the conversation, we’ve created a Conversation Starter Kit and invited Jo to try it with her mother.
84% have not discussed their parents’ Advance Care Planning (ACP) preferences with them.
What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the ongoing process of planning for your future health and personal care. It involves a discussion and documentation about your personal beliefs and goals with your loved ones and healthcare providers.
Do Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations only revolve around death? Is it only for people who are old or ill? With the various components involved in end-of-life planning,
Hearing about our parents’ Advance Care Planning (ACP) wishes helps ensure that they receive the type of care they prefer in future – but this topic may not be easy to broach with them.
Holding a movie night to show our parents scenes that touch on life, illnesses, death and mortality can set the mood to talk and reflect on such topics.