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Honoring Wishes

Protect your family. Don't make them guess what you want to be done when you can no longer speak for yourself. It’s unfair to them to assume they know what you want or to put the burden of decision upon them.
SSVMS's community program Honoring Wishes is here to help you and your family.
Honoring Wishes provides the resources necessary for the medical community and community at large to facilitate meaningful end-of-life care conversations and planning. Give your family the tools they need to honor your medical care wishes by creating an Advance Care Plan.

About The Five Wishes Advance Care Plan

Honoring Wishes pays for the Sacramento region community members to have free access to the Five Wishes Advance Care Plan. The Five Wishes document is a complete approach to discussing and documenting your care and comfort choices. It's about connecting families, communicating with healthcare providers, and showing your community what it means to care for one another.

  • It is written in everyday language, making it easy to understand and complete.
  • It covers personal, spiritual, medical and legal wishes all in one document.
  • It allows your family or caregiver to know exactly what you want, relieving them from the difficult position of guessing your wishes.
  • It is legally valid in California.

Get your free Advance Directive here: Five Wishes Advance Care Plan

SSVMS Honoring Wishes pays for each digital use of the proprietary Honoring Wishes Advance Care plan. If you would like an official printed copy, please email Marlee Turner at mturner@ssvms.org.

Advance Care Planning Resources

ADDITIONAL ADVANCE CARE PLANNING FORMS

PATIENT-FACING MATERIALS

PHYSICIAN EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

ARTICLES

OTHER WEBSITES

HONORING WISHES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Honoring Wishes advisory committee is comprised of both medical professionals and the public to ensure that the material is not only medically accurate but accessible, understandable, and compelling to all.

  • Chair Vanessa Walker, DO - Pulmonary Medicine Associates
  • Vice Chair Elizabeth Giles, MD – Yolo  Hospice
IN HONOR OF AL KAHANE, MD AND MILDRED KAHANE, RN
The Honoring Wishes program is made possible by the planned giving of the late Al Kahane, MD, and Mildred “Millie” Kahane, RN. Millie dedicated her life to advocating for compassionate end-of-life care consistent with a patient’s personal wishes and it is in her memory that SSVMS continues this mission.


Contact:
Marlee Turner
Email – mturner@ssvms.org