Advanced Care Planning

We help your family with Advanced Care Planning—every step of the way.

We help you complete your plan so you can have peace of mind.

ElderHealth is able to help you complete any plan during a virtual, 1-hour appointment.

Advanced Care Planning is offered as a separate service. This service is also included in our annual Primary Care Membership.

Who is in your support system?

We can help you choose the right people to support you as you age.

Unsure of your goals and values?

We will show you how to discover them.

Thinking about aging in place?

We can help you plan to age at home.

Worried about fraud?

We can help you safeguard against fraud.

Stuck on the paperwork?

We can help you complete and file all the paperwork you need.

All of Your Questions About
Advanced Care Planning -
Answered

Frustrated with internet advice? We have a geriatric doctor, nurse practitioners, and a social worker available to help answer the tough questions you bring to us.
Geriatric Doctors
Nurse Practitioners
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How Does Our Telehealth Advanced Care Planning Service Work?

We’ll guide you through our 4-step Advanced Care planning process

Step 1

Become more certain of your goals and values

Step 2

Select your support team in long-term care

Step 3

Work on Arizona Advanced Care paperwork together with our team

Step 4

Revisit your plan

Step 1

Become more certain of your goals and values

You may not be aware of all the options you have. Our team will talk you through your healthcare goals during our Telehealth session.

We will ask you questions about your values. This can help you make decisions you feel great about. Get to the bottom of:

  • Your thoughts on hospitalization
  • Quality of life vs. longevity
  • Life-sustaining treatments
  • Sustaining your independence
  • End-of-life care
  • Dying at home vs. in a hospital

Step 2

Select your support team in long-term care

Getting older may mean someday handing decision-making responsibility to a trusted loved one. Who is the best fit for you? Is it your adult child, other family members, or someone outside the family?

We can help you choose decision makers and open up conversations with them. Learn to…

…talk about the future, death, and dying.
…communicate your values.
…tell your support team what you need.
…avoid potential fraud situations.

Step 3

Work on Arizona Advanced Care paperwork together with our team

We understand all of the paperwork. It’s our job. We want to share this knowledge with you. That’s why we answer all your questions during our session together. We can help you understand everything about Advanced Care Planning documents and forms.
Arizona Life Care and Advanced Care forms we can fill out with you
We are medical professionals. We are legally authorized to help you complete the following paperwork.

Living Will

A living will is an advanced directive detailing your desires for medical care should you become incapacitated.

Healthcare Power of Attorney

Also called a medical power of attorney, this document gives a trusted individual the power to make healthcare decisions on your behalf.

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form

A DNR is a document stating that you do not wish for CPR if it would do little to help you.

POLST: Portable Medical Orders

A POLST is a form documenting your medical choices that travels with you rather than staying at one hospital or clinic.

Goals of Care document

Your Goals of Care document articulates your goals as you age so that there is no question of your values and wishes.

Advanced Care Planning documents to complete with an estate planning lawyer
If you don’t have an estate planning or elder law attorney, we can refer you to one of the trusted attorneys in our network.

Living Trust

A Living Trust can help ensure your estate passes smoothly to your heirs.

Financial Power of Attorney

A Financial (or Durable) Power of Attorney) gives a trusted individual the power to make financial decisions on your behalf.

Estate Planning documents

This is a set of paperwork further defining how to manage your estate if you become incapacitated or pass away.

Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament clearly states how your estate should be divided among heirs and beneficiaries.

Step 4

Revisit your plan

It is important to revisit your advanced care plan every few years. You may have different values when you are 50 years old and healthy than when you are 85 years old.

Make it easy with ElderHealth’s
Advanced Care Planning at any life stage.

Get all your goals covered in a few hours.

The Advanced Care Planning process

Advanced Care Planning is the process of exploring your values in order to plan for the future of your health and medical care. It can include estate planning, as well.

 
free e-book download for elderhealth advanced care planning guide

Common Mistakes We Help You Avoid in Advanced Care Planning

It’s easy to run into problems throughout the Advanced Care Planning process. We are here to make sure they don’t happen to you.

When you selected a financial or medical decision maker—for your healthcare power of attorney or for another document—it’s important to discuss your goals and values with that person. The answers might seem obvious to you, but it might not be obvious to the loved one you have selected. We can help you start those conversations.
You might assume that if you give your documents to a doctor’s office or attorney’s office, that all doctors and hospitals will be able to access them. This is not the case. In order to be respecting patient choices, medical professions first must know what they are. We can help you file the paperwork to avoid this issue.
We all wish that an advanced care plan could be filed and forgotten. But it should be revisited every few years. People change and circumstances change. Whether you are on your first advanced care plan or your fifth, we can make it easier.

FAQs About Advanced Care Planning Paperwork

The State of Arizona uses the term Life Care Planning instead of Advanced Care Planning. They offer a Life Care Planning packet that includes much of the paperwork you will need, such as Arizona living will forms.
A DNR, or Do Not Resuscitate form, must be prepared by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. We can help you decide if you want to use this form. If you do, we can sign off on it.
These documents are important because they ensure that your plan is legally binding. They ensure that your preferences are respected in you become incapacitated (or simply want to pass on some responsibility).

Caregiver Support and Training

We believe that caregivers also need attention and care. That’s why our services include caregiver support as well. We will stick with you through thick and thin.
  • Caregiver education
  • Resource guides for caregivers
  • Phone support
  • Engaging community resources for in-home care and assistance
  • Support transitioning to facility care as needed

ElderHealth Resource Center

All ElderHealth members can save time and energy with the help of our curated virtual resource library.

  • Book Recommendations: Books about dementia for caregivers and children, activity books, and more.
  • Online Resources: Safe and vetted online support groups, classes, and forums.
  • Educational Videos: Tutorials on technology, health and wellbeing, and activities for dementia patients. Please check out our event calendar for our next webinar and Q&A session.
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