A Roots & Roads resource for navigating serious illness and end-of-life care decisions.
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live with the end in mind
"Living is precious, and is perhaps best appreciated when we live with the end in mind." - Kathryn Mannix
Advance Care Planning
An Advance Healthcare Directive is a document that provides an individual with the opportunity to express their wishes for future medical care. Advance Directives allow us to communicate our healthcare priorities, as well as our values, our beliefs, and hopes.
There are 4 documents that make up an Advance Healthcare Directive:
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Mental Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Pre-Hospital Directive (DNR)
By completing an Advance Directive, our loved ones or our medical power of attorney will better understand our wishes so that they can make the best decisions possible if we are not able to speak for ourselves.
information and community resources
to help you obtain, complete and file these documents
Five Wishes - Advance Directive
Roots & Roads recognizes the importance of planning and is proud to offer the Five Wishes advance care document free of charge so that you and your loved ones feel confident in making end-of-life decisions. Click below to request your digital or hardcopy document today!
PCOA-End of Life Planning Services
The most inevitable part of life for each of us is that it will eventually come to an end. At PCOA, we believe that part of living well is preparing well for dying-and that's why we provide "end-of-life planning" including one-on-one coaching, family conversation facilitation, community education, and end-of-life presentations.
Life Care Planning Packet (LCP) from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office
"Life Care Planning is an important task for all of us, whether young or old, healthy or facing challenges. Through increased awareness and access to information, Arizonans of all ages can make their choices known about who will manage their medical affairs in the event of an emergency. The Attorney General offers the forms, at no cost to you..."
AZ End of Life Care Partnership Resources
For additional information on where to start your end-of-life care planning, resources for starting the conversation about death and dying or to get personalized assistance with planning, visit the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership Resources Page.
Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry
Once you have completed your advance care plans, visit the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry, to upload your documents and enable healthcare professionals to access your plans when needed.
Dividing Non-Titled Property Without Dividing Families
Roots and Roads Recorded Webinar
Dividing heirlooms can create touchy family situations. These items can sometimes bring out the worst in families, often at a time when emotions are high, after the death of a loved one. Learn how to start the conversation with family members and begin the process of division while avoiding emotional conflicts.
Writing Our Ethical Wills
Roots & Roads Recorded Webinar
Writing an ethical will is an opportunity to examine our lives, and to notice what we hold as precious and meaningful at the core of our beings. What are the values that we have treasured in our living? Who are the people who have shown us the way? How have our mistakes shaped and enlivened us? What are the great questions we have asked in our lives? What are the answers we have discovered? Writing an ethical will is a process of life review, celebration, and legacy.
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