Our mission at Aging with Dignity and in the Five Wishes Program is to safeguard the dignity of every person, especially those who are most vulnerable. During this time of national emergency related to COVID-19, we are prepared to continue serving you, and we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe.
We are taking precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy:
All of us at Aging with Dignity are taking many of the same precautions that all American's are being asked to observe. We've had extra supplies of hand sanitizer in our office for weeks. When you receive a shipment of Five Wishes, you can have confidence that it is coming from a clean environment. We've limited the number of people working in our packing area, and we are in communication with our business partners (including printers and delivery services, such as Fed Ex) to ensure they are taking proper precautions as well.
We are also closely monitoring guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization on how best to handle paper products, boxes, and delivery services.
We share all of this to let you know that we take this seriously.
We are fully operational:
We are eager to respond to your requests and questions related to Five Wishes. As usual, you can call or email us and expect a prompt response. Like most organizations, we are following recommendations to limit the number of people working in close proximity. So you may leave a voicemail message for us during normal business hours. But, rest assured, you will hear back from us quickly.
Our prayers are with everyone for good health and safety. We are with you.
Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal advance directive document written in everyday language. It helps all adults, regardless of age or health, to consider and document how they want to be cared for at the end of life. It is America’s most popular living will with more than 35 million copies in circulation.
*Discounts available for orders of 25 or more.
Five Wishes Online allows you to complete the Five Wishes advance directive document onscreen in English. You are also able to print it out and complete it by hand in any of 29 languages after entering a name and birth date. With this electronic version, you can purchase any number of documents, based on your needs.
*Discounts available for large orders starting at 5 or more.
All you need to start thinking about and documenting your wishes. Enough for yourself and those closest to you. Includes 5 copies of Five Wishes and a conversation guide.
The Five Wishes instructional DVD helps you complete your Five Wishes document and answers commonly asked questions. The DVD is also great for staff training for healthcare providers, family gatherings, community group meetings and employee workshops.
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The Guardian Guidepost contains everything guardians/conservators need to begin having and documenting conversations about the healthcare preferences of the person in their care. These resources are specifically designed to help strengthen the guardianship relationship, in times of serious illness, through conversations that matter.
My Wishes is a booklet written in everyday language that helps children express how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. My Wishes also helps begin conversations among children, parents and caregivers, just like Five Wishes.
This Document is For Children and Adolescents only. The full Five Wishes document is available here .
Sharing the Gift, a Presenter's Guide, is a complete front-to-back guide to conducting effective Five Wishes presentations. The 12-page guide can be used with or without the instructional DVD and covers preparation, advertising, room setup, presentation options and a summary of key points to make when discussing each of the wishes.
*Discounts available for orders of 10 or more.
Siguientes Pasos (Next Steps) is a Spanish language guide to discussing and coping with serious illness and is a companion to Five Wishes.The guide includes information on completing Five Wishes, talking to family members about completing a living will and discussing with your doctor. Included are exact words and phrases you can use to start these conversations.
The Five Wishes Conversation Guide for Clinicians is an easy-to-use resource that assists clinicians of all disciplines in starting and conducting effective and compassionate advance care planning discussions using the Five Wishes advance directive.
The Conversation Guide for Individuals and Families helps you introduce and navigate advance care planning discussions with your loved ones, learn how to document your choices, and what to do after you’ve had the conversation.
The Family Package contains everything your family needs to begin and guide a family conversation; how to fill out, sign and properly witness your Five Wishes to what follow-up action to take after completing it.
The Financial Planners Package contains everything your business needs to begin and guide your clients in having and documenting conversations about their healthcare; how to fill out, sign and properly witness your Five Wishes to what follow-up action to take after completing it.
The Five Wishes Physician Toolkit is a comprehensive, turnkey resource for starting or improving an advance care planning initiative using Five Wishes. There are a variety of resources available in this kit that are designed to help you provide a valuable benefit to your patients, instilling confidence that you and your practice are committed to the best care.
Voicing My Choices empowers young people living with a serious illness to communicate to family, friends and caregivers how you want to be comforted, supported, treated and remembered.
This document is for Adolescents only. The full Five Wishes document is available here .