Massachusetts Assisted Living Association, Mass-ALA has partnered with Honoring Choices Massachusetts to bring you up-to-date health care planning information and Massachusetts planning tools.
Health care planning is not one document nor one conversation, but a life process to promote everyday wellness, plan for the future, and get the best possible person-centered care all through your life. It’s both:
Together everyday and advance care planning create your health care plan (“plan”). Your plan is your personal roadmap for quality care that protects your right to get the care you want. It also supports your family in knowing how to care for you, and helps your care providers match care to your values and choices at every phase of health.
Honoring Choices has an easy to use 3-Step Planning Guide to help you or a loved one to make a plan, and get connected to person-centered care in your community. The 3 Step Guide helps you to:
Read more about the 3-Step Planning Guide at www.honoringchoicesmass.com
Here are the 5 planning documents we use in Massachusetts. You can start to make a plan at 18 years old, and add and update the following documents as your health needs change: