“Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.”
–National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
• Decreases distress for both you and your loved ones
• Ensures you get the care you value
• Improves quality of life at the end of life
In Colorado, no one can automatically make medical decisions for you. This means not even your spouse, adult children, nor doctor. Because of this, it is very important to name a person who would speak for you based on your wishes.