Five Wishes for You

Five Wishes

Trusted by more than 30 million people.

The advance care planning program that is:
Credible. Simple. Legal.

Advance Care Planning for You and Your Loved Ones

More than 35 million families have used Five Wishes to capture their wishes. Five Wishes has changed the way we talk about advance care planning by ensuring that it is not just an end of life planning tool, but the beginning of an important family conversation.

Five Wishes® Advance Directive

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.

Why do individuals and families choose Five Wishes?

  • It's written in everyday language, making it easy to understand and complete.
  • It covers personal, spiritual, medical and legal wishes all in one document.
  • It allows your family or caregiver to know exactly what you want, relieving them from the difficult position of guessing your wishes.
  • Five Wishes meets the legal requirements of most states. The document includes all the instructions and information that you need to create a valid advance directive. We know from countless stories from families that have benefited from Five Wishes that it usually starts with one person who learns about the program, completes it, and then shares it with his or her entire family. Be the person who shares this gift with those you love. Start your conversation with one of the programs below or select a product to learn more.


    Looking for a place to start? If you plan to use Five Wishes with your family or a small group of people, check out the Family Package. If you only want an individual copy of Five Wishes, take a look at Five Wishes or Five Wishes Online to see which is best for you.