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Advance Care Planning: Personal Decisions Matter

Advance care planning is something that impacts everyone. Yet, it’s something that only a small percentage of people discuss. According to the National Survey by The Conversation Project, more than 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end-of-life care; however, less than 30 percent of people actually do talk about it. 

Advance care planning allows an individual to decide in advance what care they want to receive if they become unable to speak for themselves, eliminating the uncertainty for their doctors and family members. 

People are encouraged to discuss and assess their wishes with those closest to them. Having a plan in place allows people to focus on the things that matter. An advance care plan is a gift that an individual can leave for their family. 


For more information about Hospice & Community Care’s advance care planning, contact Joan Groh at 717-391-2401 or visit

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