Yolo Hospice encourages people to communicate with loved ones and physicians about their healthcare choices and priorities around serious illness and end-of-life decisions. By discussing end-of-life care and final arrangements, you can save yourself stress and give your loved ones a gift—the gift of knowing your preferences.
Discussing and recording one’s wishes, including completion of advance directive forms, is important so that you may live your life, especially your end-of-life, on your own terms.
If you need more support, a number of workshops are available to provide more information. Yolo Hospice is also available to present to a community group about this subject. Call Yolo Hospice at (800) 491-7711 to request a form or to arrange for a speaker.
This easy-to-use online tool will guide you through the steps of making decisions about the kind of care you want. Move at your own pace, by yourself or with a loved one to support you. The tool is available in English and Spanish.
Access PREPARE here: https://prepareforyourcare.org/
Yolo Hospice provides an Advance Directive workbook, Five Wishes, free of charge to anyone in the community. The workbook is designed to help you specify how you want to be medically treated if you have an accident or life-limiting illness. It also allows you to name the person you want to make healthcare decisions for you if you become unable to make them yourself. This easy-to-complete form is valid in 40 states, including California, and does not require the assistance of an attorney. It can be updated or changed at any time. Five Wishes is not just for seniors — it is for anyone 18 or older.
California Advance Healthcare Directive
This easy, simply-written form helps you choose a medical decision maker, and to put your own choices into writing about the kind of healthcare you want.
Download the form here: CA Advance Healthcare Directive