When is the right time to talk about end of life care?

Capital Caring has teamed up with The Conversation Project, a national public engagement campaign, to educate people on the value of making decisions about their own wishes for end-of-life care and expressing them to their loved ones. Together the organizations are combining efforts to create positive change in the way our society deals with and prepares for their final days.

Research shows that 90 percent of Americans say that talking about their end-of-life care wishes is important.

However the same study shows that only 30 percent of people are actually having these conversations.

We hope that our “Let’s Talk” campaign will help make things easier to have those tough conversations.

Capital Caring is proud to partner with The Conversation Project, a national public engagement campaign focused on educating people on the value of making decisions about their own wishes for end-of-life care and expressing them to their loved ones

We’re out in the community – meeting with faith-based organizations, health care practitioners, long-term care and assisted living facilities, senior centers and retirement communities, employers and civic organizations to facilitate the dialogue among families regarding their preferences for end-of-life care, encouraging them to complete their Advance Directives and make their wishes known to their loved ones and health care providers.

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FIVE WISHES

Five Wishes, America’s most popular living will, is changing the way people talk about, and plan for, care at the end of life. This document meets the legal requirements in 42 states including Virginia and Maryland but is useful in all 50 states, click here to download.

If you live in the District of Columbia please click here to download a copy of the Washington DC specific Advance Directive form.

Important Forms & Resources


Health Care Proxy

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Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Form

(POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) is a physician signed order which communicates, and puts into action, treatment preferences when an individual is near the end of their life. Forms may be obtained by your physician)

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Power of Attorney Forms for medical, property, financial

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To request a copy of Five Wishes or request a speaker to address your group, please complete the following form:


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