The 21st century in America has seen a rapid advance in technology and sweeping changes in how medical and long-term care are administered. Patients and their families often feel powerless and don’t know whom to trust. They wonder if the financial considerations of health care providers and insurers are dictating the level of care they receive, and often feel powerless in the face of the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication of artificial intelligence and modern medicine.
For nearly 25 years Aging with Dignity has defended the God-given right of the elderly, disabled, and mentally ill to have their human dignity respected and safeguarded, particularly in times of serious illness. With offices in Washington and Tallahassee, the nationally-acclaimed non-profit has touched the lives of tens of millions of Americans and influenced public policy at both the state and national level. Its Five Wishes publication is America’s most popular advance care planning tool that has helped countless families get the kind of end-of-life care they desire. This legal document is available in 29 languages and is distributed by thousands of organizations throughout the country, from large hospitals to tiny churches.