End of Life Planning and Care

It might be hard to thing about, but a time will come when you will reach the end of your life. This does not have to be a bad of scary time. You can do some planning now to make sure you live your last days on earth in a way that is comfortable for you.


End of Life Planning

To plan for the end of your life, you should think about what kind of health care you want to have in case you aren't able to make or share these choices later. You should also think about what you would like to happen to your personal property after your death. Make sure you tell your family, friends and doctor about your choices.

Talking to people you trust about what matters to you at the end of life is called "advance care planning".  Visit our Advance Care Planning webpage to learn more about what an advance care plan is and how you can make your own.

Making an advance care plan is easy. It can make dying less stressful for you, your family and friends, and health care providers.

Visit our Powers of Attorney and Living Wills webpage to learn more about how to have someone you trust make decisions about your healthcare treatment or personal property in care you become too sick to make these choices yourself.

 

Care at the End of Life

Care at the end of your life is sometimes called "palliative care". You might choose to have this kind of care if you have a health problem that can't be cured. The goal of palliative care is to make you feel comfortable, not to fix your health problem or make you live longer.

For more information about palliative care and palliative care options in the Stratford area, visit our Palliative Care webpage.