The SCAN Foundation's "10 Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence" guide provides 10 key areas for conversation starters that can help you begin planning for the future you want as you grow older.
The first step is to build a plan that preserves your choices, dignity and independence, even when you need some help in the future.
The second step is to start conversations with the people around you - family and friends, health care and social service providers, legal and financial experts, and others - about what you want and what is important to you in case the need arises.
This helpful publication is easy to use, and is available as a download in both English and Spanish.
For additional information please visit the SCAN Foundation website.
The SCAN Foundation's mission is to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors. A sustainable continuum of care improves outcomes, reduces the number and duration of acute care episodes, supports patient involvement in decision making, encourages independence, and reduces overall costs.
The SCAN Foundation will achieve this mission by encouraging public policy reform to integrate the financing of acute and long-term care, raise awareness about the need for long-term care reform and work with others to promote the development of coordinated, comprehensive and patient-centric care.
The SCAN Foundation's vision is a society where seniors receive medical treatment and human services that are integrated in the setting most appropriate to their needs and with the greatest likelihood of a healthy, independent life.