As You Wish ADVANCE CARE PLANNING is a program dedicated to engaging the community in the awareness and understanding of Advance Care Planning and the completion of Advance Directives.
As You Wish; it’s an empowering phrase that states to others that what you want is most important. This is especially true when it comes to the health care you receive, and it is no more essential than when serious injury or illness prevents you from communicating your healthcare wishes.
Those wishes are personal and extremely important, but they need to be known in order to be honored.
A unique collaboration of four leading health systems and four area agencies on aging have formed the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia. The goal of the Coalition, through the As You Wish program, is to help every adult in the community understand the value of Advance Care Planning and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having completed an Advance Directive for Health Care. To complement the discussions and assistance a patient can receive on Advance Directives from their health system, the area agencies on aging, with their extensive network of partners providing home and community based services, lead this initiative where adults live, work and play.
And Guidance for All.