Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. It lets you choose the person you want to make health care decision for you if you are not able to make them for yourself. Five Wishes lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill. It was written with the help of The American Bar Association’s Commission on the Legal Problems of the Elderly and the nation’s leading experts in end-of-life care. It’s also easy to use. All you have to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.
MY WISH FOR:
1. The Person I Want to Make Care Decisions
for Me When I Can’t
2. The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Don’t Want
3. How Comfortable I Want to Be
4. How I Want People to Treat Me
5. What I Want My Loved Ones to Know
If you would like a copy of “Five Wishes” please send us an email and request a copy firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your contact information: name, address, and telephone number. Each copy is $2.00.
Five Wishes is provided by Aging with Dignity. You can request copies of Five Wished directly from them by calling (888) 5-WISHES or (888) 594-7437. They also have online copies, Spanish and Bilingual copies available on their website.