We know it can be hard to know where to start, so this page offers some useful resources to help you get started.
-The 5 Wishes-
Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Washington. Just like in most other states, you can use Five Wishes in Washington to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.
Once it is signed and witnessed, your Five Wishes is a legal document.
- If you would like to receive your own copy of the 5 wishes, call us at (360) 814-5550 or visit our page: When to think about hospice
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a portable medical order form that allows any individual with a serious illness or frailty to summarize their wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment.