Healthcare Planning for Serious Medical Conditions
Getting through the healthcare system, at many doctors’ offices and different hospitals, has been a dizzying experience. Advance Care Planning helped me understand what I want out of my healthcare (which is complicated!). It also opened my eyes to things that turned out to be important that I never knew I should think about before these discussions.
Our Iris facilitator really opened up a conversation within the family. We came into this (Advance Care Planning) with many questions and concerns and left feeling like it was the best discussion about my health that we’d ever had.
I wish someone had suggested Advance Care Planning years before. I feel like I have a stronger voice in my care. My discussions with my doctor and team are more clear and less stressful.
Planning for my medical care in the future lifted a big burden off my kids. I could see the relief in their faces after we finished the process.
Having struggled with chronic health issues for over 40 years, the future has always weighed heavily on our family. The process that Iris Plans provided helped us communicate with our family and together helped us to make future Advanced Care Plans and put our worries and concerns at ease.Our facilitator was excellent and helped us to feel confident about our decisions. It was a very positive and personalized experience for our family and precipitated great conversations with our children.