Feb 1 2021

Manage your Medical Wishes in Four Easy Steps

Almost one year into the pandemic, we know that emergency preparedness is more important than ever. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities across the country, taking necessary precautions and planning ahead can be a critical way to protect you and your family. 

MyDirectives can help you ensure you’re prepared! We’ve designed an easy four-step program to create and manage your advance care plan, so you’ll be prepared for whatever life throws at you.

Here’s how it works:

 1) Record Your Decisions: What are your values and treatment goals? You can use your own words or select from a list of answers to design your own, personalized treatment plan. Be sure to update your plan to make sure your answers are timely and relevant. Use our Apple app to get that information in front of the lock screen on your iPhone!

2) Pick Your Healthcare Agents: Who do you want to represent you if you cannot communicate during a health crisis? MyDirectives lets you alert your loved ones with an invite and reaffirm their roles over time.

 3) Log Your Thoughts: Make a hospital visit better with messages, video posts (we call them the Most Unselfish SelfieTM), music and photos that let caregivers know more about you and help you feel more confident about your treatment plan. 

 4) Build a Circle of Support: Keep all of your contact information in one place. It’s convenient for you and vital to your caregivers in a crisis.

Note: If you already created a plan on paper with Caring Conversations, Five Wishes or even your military/VA form, and you don’t want to risk scrambling to find it during a crisis, you can upload it to MyDirectives for free!

How do you get started? Click or check out a list of FAQs, our conversation-starters, and other helpful resources, including this TEDx, to learn more. 

Take control of your future today and help provide peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones during the pandemic and beyond.

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