Honoring Choices Massachusetts
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Honoring Choices Massachusetts is a valuable resource to help inform and empower adults to make health care choices that reflect and honor one’s own care goals, values and choices. Honoring Choices provides free downloadable health care planning information and easy-to-use tool kits to make a health care plan to promote everyday wellness, to plan for the future and receive quality care throughout one’s life. Honoring Choices offers a variety of tools and resources designed to help you make a plan and connect to care.
From Exploring your rights and information helping you make personal decisions and care choices, to Planning your choices for care and accessing the 5 Massachusetts planning documents : Health Care Proxy, Personal Directive or Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Comfort Care/Do Not Resuscitate Order, to Connecting with your care providers, aligning care with your choices.
Review, download and print the Getting Started Tool Kit and use the easy 1-2-3 step guide to make your health care plan.
The Tool Kit includes:
- How To Choose a Health Care Agent - a helpful guide about the role of an Agent
- Appoint Your Agent in a Massachusetts Health Care Proxy - a free legal document you can do yourself
- Tell Your Agent & Family About the Care You Want- a free Personal Directive (Living Will) document to write down your instructions for care
- Talk with Your Doctors & Care Providers- a handy discussion guide "5 Things To Talk about With Your Care Providers" helps you start a discussion and place a copy of your Health Care Proxy in your medical record.
Once you have begun to make your personal plan with a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directives, you can build on your planning discussions with your Agent, family and care providers, and add documents to your personal plan using the Next Steps Tool Kit. Next Steps helps you to direct your care choices at every phase of health, Promoting Everyday Wellness, Managing Health & Chronic Illness, and Living with Serious Advancing Illness.
In addition to these excellent tools, the Honoring Choices website offers information and access to numerous topics and valuable resources.