My mom is 90 and still active, but we have an advance care plan for her. Now she’s saying that I need one, too. I’m a healthy 65-year-old. And I obviously come from great genes. I don’t need anything in writing until I’m older, right?
You're blessed to still have your mom in your life and that she’s made some important end-of-life plans. You know moms — they’re usually right. And she’s right about the need for advance care planning, too.
Car accidents, crises and sudden illness can happen to anyone at any time. That’s why every adult should have an advance care plan.
Terms used in advance care planning
In end-of-life planning, different terms are used to describe similar things. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
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- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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