Planning for our future care is an act of love for our family.
Our values and beliefs shape our care preferences. When we discuss our values and beliefs with our loved ones, they can also understand what we want for our care. Care preferences can include many things such as medical procedures, place of treatment, nursing care, and assistance in daily activities. When our loved ones take part in this process of conversation, they can gain peace of mind. They understand our care preferences and will be able to honour them when the time comes.
We can discuss about care preferences with our loved ones many times. It does not need to be a one-off conversation. If we plan and discuss ahead when we are healthy, we have more time to learn more about care options available and make informed choices.