• New Data on Advance Care Planning During Pandemic Coincides with Preparations for Healthcare Decisions Day

    2 days ago - By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

    As the toll of COVID-19 continues to climb, newly released poll data suggest an opportunity to use the pandemic as a prompt for discussing and documenting older adults' wishes for care, in case of seriously illness or injury.
    Overall, 59% of the 50- to 80-year-olds polled said they had had a conversation with loved ones about their preferences in case they became severely ill. That percentage was even higher - 70% - among those over age 65. Just 7% of all older adults polled said COVID-19 had motivated them to have such conversations.
    When it came to documenting their preferences in a...
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