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Your Health Care. Your Choice.

Take control of your health care. Make a plan to get quality care everyday!

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Honoring Choices provides free health care planning information and Massachusetts documents to take control of your health care decisions and write down what you want for care in a personal health care plan. 

WHY make a personal plan?  Your plan is your road map to ensure you get good care everyday and all through your life.

WHO can help? The Honoring Choices Community Partners help adults and families start planning conversations and can connect you to  care in your community.

Make Your Plan!

Download a free MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will).

You can do-it-yourself. Everything you need is in the Getting Started Tool Kit.

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

Make Your Own Plan. Connect to Good Care.

Here's a simple structured approach to make your own health care plan. Consumers and health care providers can start a planning conversation using this 1-2-3 process. Working together, health care providers can match good care to your care goals, values and choices. 

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"What’s right for you?"

Think about the care you want. Talk it over with the your family and important people in your life.  What information do you need to make care choices- explore topics here!

 

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"What's in your plan?"

Write down your care choices using the 5 Massachusetts care planning documents. Start with a MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive in a  do-it-yourself tool kit.

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"How are you feeling today?"

Talk with your health care providers about your care goals & choices to get good care today and plan for future care. 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 good care community-by-community." - Healthy Aging Nurse

Let's Get Started!

You can make your own personal plan ... Get help from the Community Partners to connect to good care ... Become a Health Care Planning Ambassador to help adults in your community.

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
  • Help adults where they live, work & gather
  • Meet our Ambassadors here.

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

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.

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