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Your Health Care. Your Choice.

Good care that honors your choices all through your life!

Starting at 18 years old, you have a powerful right to make your own health care choices, and write down your choices in a personal health care plan. Your health care plan is a road map for you, your family and health care providers. It helps you get the best possible care that honors your care choices everyday, all through your life.

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Make Your Plan

Start Here!

Free MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive! You can do-it-yourself.

 

"Health care is a basic human right. Honoring Choices enables our doctors & nurses to honor that right for every patient." - Chief Medical Officer, MD

 

"Honoring Choices envisions health care planning and getting good care as a civic good that it assuredly ought to be for all.”  -Edward Becker, Esq.

Make Your Own Plan. Connect to Quality Care.

Honoring Choices provides a simple structured approach to health care planning.  Consumers and health care providers use the same language and tools to start effective planning conversations. Working in partnership, health care providers can offer high quality care that matches an adult's values, goals and care choices. Here's how it works-

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What’s right for you?

Think about the care you want and talk with important people in your life.  What information do you need to make choices- explore here

 

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What's in your plan?

Write down your care choices using the 5 Massachusetts care planning documents. Start your plan with easy do-it-yourself tool kits

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How are you feeling today?

Talk with your health care providers about your goals, values & choices, to get good care everyday. Use our handy discussion guides.

Need some help? Meet the Community Partners.

We partner with care providers & community groups across the Commonwealth. Our Partners use the Honoring Choices tools and are ready to help you make a plan and connect to care.

 

"Honoring Choices Partners & Ambassadors are breaking down the barriers to care community-by-community." - Health Aging Social Worker

Let's Get Started!

You can make your own plan and get help from the Community Partners to connect to care.  Care providers & community members can become a Health Care Planning Ambassador to help adults anywhere they live, work & gather!

Make Your Plan

Do-it-yourself tool kits to write down your choices:

Connect to Care

Get care that matches your goals, values & choices:

Be an Ambassador!

Help adults in your community make a plan:

  • Learn how to start a discussion
  • Who? Community members, volunteers & care providers
  • Meet our Ambassadors!

Let's Get Started!

Here's how it works:  Download the free do-it-yourself tool kit for you and your loved one, start a planning discussion or get help from the Community Partners, and become an Ambassador to help adults in your community.

Make Your Plan

Do-it-yourself tool kits to write down your choices:

Getting Started Tool Kit

Next Steps Tool Kit

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Connect to Care

Get care that matches your goals, values & choices:

Start a planning discussion: Use our handy guide

Get help from Community Partners in your area

Be an Ambassador!

Help adults in your community make a plan:

Start discussions with family, community members, patients

Anyone can be an Ambassador

Meet our Ambassadors

Everyone Needs a Plan

Get started with a Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive! It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Our Community Partners can help connect you to care in your community.