Companionship is about honoring them, their past and present. Caregivers assist with supervision, meal preparation, light domestic cleaning, socializing, transportation to recreational activities to errands, appointments and visiting love ones. This allows your loved one to still feel independent.
There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important... how you are treated if you get seriously ill. It is an easy to complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Once it is filled out and properly signed it is valid under the laws of most states.
What is Five Wishes?
Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. It lets you choose the person you want to make health care decisions 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 Law and Aging, 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.
How Five Wishes Can Help You and Your Family
It lets you talk with your family, friends and doctor about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill.
Your family members will not have to guess what you want. It protects them if you become seriously ill, because they won't have to make hard choices without knowing your wishes.
You can know what your Mom, Dad, spouse, or friend wants. You can be there for them when they need you most. You will understand what they really want.