These three online resources can guide you and your family in discussing and making decisions about end-of-life care.
The Conversation Project encourages people to discuss end-of-life care and provides a number of decision-making tools, such as “Your Conversation Starter Kit,” “How to Choose a Health Care Proxy & How to Be a Health Care Proxy,” and “How to Talk to Your Doctor.”
Visit The Conversation Project.
“Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else” is a free, 20-page how-to guide from the American Bar Association.
PREPARE for Your Care is a website founded by University of California, San Francisco, geriatrics professor Rebecca Sudore, MD, that guides you step by step through the advance care planning process by prompting you to answer a series of questions. You can also download toolkits and forms and watch informative videos.
Visit PREPARE for Your Care.
This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.