Five Wishes: A Legal Document that Assists Funeral Services in Pre-Planning Conversations
Funeral Service providers know that pre-planning for funeral needs can benefit families in a variety of ways. Adding advance care planning to your pre-planning services is a thoughtful way of reducing stress for grief-stricken families and making sure that end-of-life care wishes are known and respected.
Five Wishes is America’s most popular advance care planning tool because it is written in clear, everyday language, and because it goes further than traditional advance directives – addressing the emotional, spiritual, and personal aspects of care in addition to the medical and legal. Five Wishes advance care planning encourages the families you serve to consider and identify their specific, personal preferences for what brings them comfort, how they wish to be treated, and what they want loved ones to know. This information can be incredibly valuable for families in finding peace after a loss, and knowing that their loved ones wishes were expressed and honored.
With its clear instructions and step-by-step guidance, Five Wishes is easy for people to understand and complete. It is available in 28 different languages, and written at a 7th grade reading level, making it useful to everyone you serve. Additionally, it is a perfect companion piece to the National Funeral Directors Association’s “Have the Talk of a Lifetime” campaign.
The back panel of Five Wishes can be customized with your unique messaging and branding, free with orders of 1000 or more, making it an inexpensive promotion tool for community outreach and marketing activities. Many of our partners use the Sharing the Gift: A Presenter’s Guide to provide Five Wishes presentations for community groups. This is an excellent way of educating the community and promoting your message, while emphasizing choices that support dignity and comfort.
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