The Florida Gerontological Nurses Association, through a grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation, promotes advance care planning for everyone. We know that thoughtful discussion about the care that is wanted at the end of life and the documentation of these wishes allow people to feel confident that what they want will be respected and honored.
Conversations on how to spend the last days of life are likely the last conversations you want to have. But a new initiative being launched in Central Florida by Florida Gerontological Nurses Association (FLGNA), a local chapter of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), is aimed at making it easier to have these talks and to make sure end-of-life care wishes are known.
The Conversation Project in Central Florida is a public awareness effort that encourages older adults to use a three-step advance care planning process. It includes tools to help individuals and families talk about their end-of-life wishes, commit them to writing, and share them with others. This project has become possible due to a grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation.
Sandy Yochem R.N