Care Connection making advanced care planning materials available for free

Care Connection for Aging Services is distributing copies of simple, easy-to-use tools to help older adults and their caregivers with advance care planning during April.

The agency annually observes “National Healthcare Decisions Day” April 16 by providing information about advance care planning in its 22 locations. While the agency has suspended in-person programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, its leaders still want to provide the materials free of charge.  

Available is the “Five Wishes” advance healthcare directive, which would be considered a legal document once it’s signed and notarized. Copies of another publication, “I Have Put My House in Order,” also will be distributed upon request. This booklet guides the user in providing important information about his home, family, estate planning, funeral plans, finances, and life insurance.

Both the “Five Wishes” and the “I Have Put My House in Order” documents are available by mail for people who call 1-800-748-7826 and request them.