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Who Should Have the Conversation

Talking about death is difficult for most of us.  Many of us avoid this conversation until we are facing end-of-life decisions for ourselves or a loved one.  Having the conversation now will make it easier when you or your loved one is faced with a serious illness or sudden health emergency.

We encourage you to start the conversation if you are:

  • Someone who wants their family to know their wishes
  • An adult child who wants to know their parent's wishes
  • Someone coping with a life-limiting illness
  • Someone starting a new family
  • A young adult who may need to make decisions due to unexpected injury or illness

It is important for anyone over the age of 18 to know your options and have a conversation with your family and your doctor about your wishes.

Important facts:

  • Approximately 8 out of 10 Americans would prefer to die at home.  However, only 20% of Americans do.
  • Only 3 out of 10 Americans have an advance directive.
  • 3 out of 4 Americans don't understand the role Hospice plays in end-of-life care and the options available to them.

Start the Conversation.  It's time.

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