ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

82% of people say it is important to put their end-of-life wishes in writing, yet only 23% of people have done it.

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Checklist: Don't wait until it is too late to wrap up loose ends.

Learn what every person should have prepared "just in case".

Advance Care Planning ensures that your loved ones are clear about what personal & medical care decisions you’d like to have happen should you be unable to speak for yourself.

When my father was admitted into the hospital, he had no plans in place for his end-of-life, none of his wishes were in writing. He had a general power of attorney (me), but no living will or health care proxy.  That means, I had to make his decisions for him based on what I believed he would want.  Not only is that a lot of pressure, it forced me to be in my head, rather than spending what precious time I had left  with him.  I knew in that time, I would make it a mission to ensure as many people over the age of 18 do not make the same mistake.  

What are Advance Directives?

There are so many documents and forms, it can be confusing.  An Advance Directive is comprised of two documents.  First, a Living Will, each State uses their own forms, yet there is another option available, which is offered by Rose of Sharon Wellness.  You get to choose. The second is the Health Care Proxy.

LIVING WILL

A written document describing all of your wishes regarding medical care in circumstances where you are unable to make your own medical decisions.

Health care proxy

Document appointing someone you trust to ensure your wishes are enforced.  A Health Care Proxy isn't designated to make decisions for you, rather they will reinforce the choices you have already made using your Living Will.

I offer 3 Advance Care Planning Packages to meet  your unique needs.

No one should wait until being admitted to the hospital or receiving a terminal diagnosis to think about end-of-life details.  No one should be left to wonder what their loved one would want for their health care when it is too late to speak for yourself.

By wrapping up the logistical details while you are healthy, you leave no unanswered questions relating to your healthcare wishes.  Most importantly you create more time for when it matters to spend your final months, weeks and days doing what you love with who you love.

I am honored to walk you through this process, help alleviate some fears, take care of details, and demystify the end-of-life process.

Packages

The Simple Package

This one is for those who are just looking for some help completing the basic State Advance Directive Forms with no additional coaching or meetings.  This is your one and done option, including notarization of your documents.

  • Education around the basic State Living Will and Health Care Proxy
  • Thoughtful questions to help you make the best decisions for yourself
  • Assistance with choosing a Healthcare Proxy
  • Completion & notarization of your Advance Directives
  • Medical Directive Alert wallet card
  • One 60-90 minute meeting

$345/single $515/couple

The Complete Package

Includes everything in the Simple Package, plus:

  • Learn about Ethical Wills
  • Learn about and start your after death plans
  • Facilitation of conversation with Health Care Proxy
  • Planning and facilitation of family meeting to review final wishes
  • Create end-of-life packet to ensure all documents are in one, safe location
  • Three 60-90 minute meetings

$785/single

$1,177/couple

The Comprehensive Package

This package includes five 90-120 minute meetings

$1,444

Step 1

We will meet in-person to discuss the different documents you will want to consider completing.  I will educate you about documents you should have now, and those that may come up later in life.  


We will discuss what you can expect from the rest of our time together and I will answer questions you have.

  • Living Will
  • Health Care Proxy
  • POLST Forms
  • Wills & Trusts
  • After Death Plan
  • Ethical Will

Step 2

In our second session we will review the Mental, Spiritual and Emotional aspects of life and future planning.  


This includes reflection and discussions about things like:

  • Rituals 
  • Life review
  • Your legacy
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Fears
  • Tools & Exercises

Step 3

In our third session we will review the Physical, Practical and Financial aspects of life and future planning.  


This includes reflection and discussions about things like:

  • Where you would like to be cared for at the end of life
  • Who will care for you
  • After-death care.
  • Funeral & Burial
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Your healthcare proxy or medical power of attorney
  • Vigil Planning
  • Medical decisions

Step 4

In our final one-on-one session we will put all the pieces together and complete your Advance Directive, Health Care Proxy and other forms.  As a notary, I am able to finalize your documents and make them official for you.


We will organize these documents, along with other important items into a single-location book or folder, so everything is easy to find when you need it.

  • Advance Directives
  • Social Media
  • Important Documents
  • Passwords
  • Titles & Deeds

Step 5

Our final session together will bring together your loved ones.  This will include your children, siblings, parents and/or chosen Health Care Proxies.  This can be done in-person and/or via Zoom.  We do this so that in 10 or 50 years, we don't have multiple people saying you told them this or that.  This important session guarantees that everyone is on the same page.  It also gives you the opportunity to express your wishes and address any questions.

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