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What is advance care planning?

If you were badly hurt or very sick and could not communicate in any way, would your family know how to make health care choices for you that fit your wishes?

The best way to make sure your health care choices are known and followed is through advance care planning. It’s a process of talking with your family and other loved ones about what health care you would want—if you could not communicate for yourself. Then you complete an “advance directive,” a legal document that puts your wishes in writing.


What are advance directives?

couple reviews advance directivesAn advance directive is a legal document that defines your choices about what health care you do or do not want, and how health care decisions should be made for you.

Everyone aged 18 and older should have advance directives, even healthy people.


Free Workshops at Agrace

Agrace has social workers who can help you with conversations about advance care planning and advance directives. There is no charge for our assistance. We can meet with just you, or with your family or loved ones.

You can sign up to complete your advance directives at workshops held at one of our office locations:

2nd Tuesday of every month:

Madison (Fitchburg): 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway

4th Tuesday of every month (rotating):

Janesville: 2901 N. Wright Road
Baraboo: 1670 South Boulevard
Dodgeville: 316 W. Spring Street


Sign Up

For more information about upcoming advance care planning workshops, or to sign up, please contact:

Kelly Deneen
Clinical Assistant, Agrace Supportive Care
(608) 327-7226

Email Kelly