GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- January is all about resolutions and looking to the future. One plan all older adults should have, is for what happens when you run into health care challenges, or death.
Ryan Goodwin, Director of community outreach at Emmanuel Hospice, explains how to navigate these tough conversations, but also celebrate life at the same time.
Step 1: Think about what kind of medical treatment you do NOT want.
Step 2: Think about what you want your loved ones to know in regards to your emotional, physical and spiritual treatment.
Step 3: Chose the person you want to make medical decisions for you when you can't.
Step 4: Take a deep breath and celebrate the one life you have to live.
Step 5: Call Emmanuel Hospice for a free "Five Wishes" advance directive form at (616) 719-0919. Or visit their website.
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