Assessing capacity for end-of-life care

In June, the WHI Hospice Care workgroup published an End-of-life and Palliative Care Assessment in Washtenaw Countyan environmental assessment that highlighted health care coverage and utilization by seniors. Later, in a meeting on November 3, the first steps for an Advanced Care Plan project were discussed. The overarching goal of the ACP was to help Washtenaw County residents advocate for their own end-of-life wishes so that when they face an illness that is life-threatening, their preferences are known and respected.