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COVID 19

Are you the medical decision maker for a loved one in a nursing home? Do they have a POLST form or advance care plan? Is it up to date? Now is the time to talk with your loved ones about who is their designated healthcare proxy and what matters most to them if they should become very sick. POLST is designed for seriously ill or frail people who are at high-risk of a life-threatening medical event. Those in hospice, nursing homes, and skilled nursing facilities are most likely to be appropriate for POLST. For others, an advance directive like the Five Wishes may be appropriate. On this page you will find information on POLST, Five Wishes, and a COVID 19 Shared Decision Making Tool.

Discuss, Decide, and Document!

New Jersey POLST Forms (PDF):

Video Series:

An Introduction to the New Jersey POLST Form

2:50 min.
The Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment or POLST form is written by a doctor or nurse and tells the medical team what to do for a patient who is seriously ill or approaching the end of life.

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Completing the New Jersey POLST Form

6:20 min.
This video will help you prepare to complete a NJ POLST form with a health care provider. If you’re completing the NJ POLST form for someone else, check if there’s a living will or advance directive to guide decision making.

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From Aging with Dignity:

Five Wishes

Because of the national emergency before us, Aging with Dignity has decided to take the unprecedented step of making the Five Wishes document available online to individuals at no cost.  Use it for yourself.  Use it for your parents, spouse, siblings, adult children, extended family, and friends.  Just use it!

From NHPCO:

COVID 19 Shared Decision Making Tool

 

From Respecting Choices:

Tools and resources to support specific treatment decisions for high risk individuals and their agents/loved ones: The importance of knowing treatment preferences before a medical crisis.

Decision Aid: CPR

Decision Aid: Help with Breathing

Proactive Care Planning for COVID-19. A Guide for High Risk Adults

Proactive Care Planning for COVID-19. A Guide for Healthcare Agents

 

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4Step iCare Plan

An Individualized End of Life Care Plan

Our 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.
Learn more with our video series and helpful tools

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