No matter how young or old you are, it is never to soon to start talking to your family about your wishes.
The goal of advanced care plans and end of life planning is just to allow yourself time to think about what you would want to happen IF - if you cannot decide for yourself, if you need a feeding tube, if you want life support.
The big IF is easy to ignore and hard to discuss.
BUT, trust me, the sooner you clarify your wishes to those who might help make decisions with and for you, the better off you will be in the long run.
Family Doctors are well equipped to be ready to assist in this process. Dr. Hedde even makes home visits and has family meetings to discuss options and clarify goals. For more info on what to consider click here. RI Power of Attorney Form here.
"Dr. Turshen is unlike any Dr I have ever visited. I sat down with him and he took the time to really listen to all my concerns and address each one of them. I have never felt so relaxed at the Dr's office and for an anxious person this is huge!" - current patient, 8/20/15