"Five Wishes" is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language to help you plan how you want to be cared for in case you become seriously ill. It is America's most popular living will.
You decide: With more than 18 million copies in circulation, "Five Wishes" helps you express what you want in the areas that matter the most to you: personal, spiritual, medical and legal. It helps you describe what good care means to you, whether you are seriously ill or not, so your caregiver knows exactly what you want.
Gift to your family: "Five Wishes" can help start and guide family conversations in advance of serious illness, so completing it is a gift to your family, friends and also your doctor. It keeps them out of the difficult position of having to guess what kinds of treatment you want or don't want. (For more about the value of a family conversation, view a video report from Fox channel WPTV.)
Meets Florida law: "Five Wishes" meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Florida and 41 other states. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your "Five Wishes" becomes a legal document.
Get started now, for free: To get started right now, you can use the new "Five Wishes" online edition to complete and print your customized document immediately, and share instantly with your loved ones. By arrangement with the publisher of "Five Wishes," Treasure Coast Hospice is able to offer "Five Wishes" online edition free of charge. Click here to get started free.
Printed edition also available: If you prefer, you can pick up a free copy of the print edition at the front desk of the Mayes Center for Hope in Stuart or the William and Helen Thomas Counseling Center in Ft. Pierce, addresses here.
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