Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication that can take place across your lifespan. It is a time for you to reflect on your beliefs, values, and wishes. It is a time to let others know your health care and personal preferences if you are ever unable to speak for yourself.
Advance care planning means having discussions with family and friends, as well as your health care, financial, and legal professionals. It may also include writing down your wishes and naming a designated ‘Representative’ as someone you choose to be your spokesperson in a time of need. This is some of what advance care planning is all about.
In 2012, the Comox Valley Hospice Society began partnering with individuals and organizations to help start the conversation about advance care planning and, where advance care plans already exist, to encourage individuals and families to review and further clarify their current wishes. We continue to promote these community conversations to enhance understanding of what matters most to you and your loved ones. Having one conversation can make all the difference.
As part of your own advance care planning process we invite you to have 'the talk' with your loved ones while using this web site as a tool to help you on your journey.
Advance Care Planning in the Comox Valley - 'Our Story' - This presentation tells the story of how the Comox Valley Advance Care Planning team got started and some of our activities to date.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING AND TRAVEL!
Give your loved ones a gift from your heart and put advance care planning on your ‘bucket list’…
Have the conversation
E xpress your wishes
A llow your voice to be heard
R eveal what is important to you
T ell those you love