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The Importance of Advance Care Planning

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Your Host: Cheryl Culbertson, Owner/Founder - Elder Options of Texas

Melinda Marble, the Communications Coordinator for Hospice Austin, explains the importance of Advance Care Planning; making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. Melinda also talks about and explains the important medical documents everyone should have such as an Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Will and a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR). She also shares tips and ideas on ways to initiate the conversation of your wishes with your loved ones.

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