PLAN IN PLACE during COVID-19

Now's the time! Complete your own Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive. Easy to do! Read more here.

Updates: Tips on planning during COVID-19 ... State allows Witnessed Verbal Consent on MOLST .... Adults under Guardianship. Read more here.

Your Health Care. Your Choice.

It's more important than ever to take charge of your health care.

Make a personal plan for better care over your lifetime!

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Honoring Choices provides health care planning information and free Massachusetts planning documents to take charge of your health care decisions and write down what you want for care in a personal health care plan. You plan is your road map to share with your family and health care providers to get timely, equitable, quality care over your lifetime.

Make your own plan. You can do-it-yourself.  Download a free Getting Started Tool Kit, or individual multi-lingual Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will)

Get help from the Honoring Choices Community Partners. We are working with an amazing network of health care and community groups across the Commonwealth, who can help you make a plan and get you connected to needed care and services in your community. To view the Community Partners in your region, click here.

 

Make Your Own Plan!

You can do-it-yourself. Download a free:

Everything you need is in the Getting Started Tool Kit.

Make Your Own Plan

Our signature Who’s Your AgentⓇ program provides a  simple step-by step approach  to make your own health care plan.  Every competent adult, 18 y.o/older,  can start  to make a personal plan with the Getting Started Tool Kit, and build on your plan as your health needs change  with the Next Step Tool Kit.  Consumers and care providers use the same tool kits for early and effective planning conversations, and to match better care to an individual's 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 the Getting Started 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.