Direction for patients and caregivers.
The much needed planning for patients and caregivers.
Honor my wishes, dignity, security and peace at Life end -for patients and caregivers
Honor My Wishes
Honor My Wishes is a coalition of volunteers committed to helping individuals through the end stage of life. Whether it is dealing with the dying process, death itself or even it’s aftermath, HMW’s goal is for society to plan effectively for these concerns and to have discussions about these issues become a normal part of our conversations.
Located in Enumclaw, Washington, a small city southeast of Seattle, HMW has created a comprehensive end-of-life planning tool called the Honor My Wishes binder, which consists of 75 pages and is divided into three sections that uses the titles of Dignity, Security and Peace for each section. The Dignity section discusses the need for Advance Directives, and even provides a Health Care Power of Attorney and Directive along with instructions. It suggests recording the user’s health care information and choices including the use of addendums to help guide their selected decision maker. The Security section discusses the appropriateness of instruments such as Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and suggests recording certain financial and personal information that would facilitate the handling of estate affairs. The Peace section provides a directive that controls body disposition, has the form necessary for death certificates, and suggests recording the user’s provisions for funeral and memorial services, and final arrangements. The HMW binder was created in conjunction with local medical providers, financial institutions, faith communities and business organizations.
View the link of “The Binder” to learn more about each section. There are many members of the HMW coalition that are trained as Facilitators, to help people complete their Advance Directives. These facilitators can help individuals in the Enumclaw area, and are available at no charge. View the link to “Facilitators” for this service. To find out more about the binder or the organization, contact HMW@HonorMyWishes.org or call 360.272.4024.
Binders are available upon request, and a minimum $5 per binder is required for shipping and handling. Maximum of two per order without first contacting us. We operate on the basis of donations, and hope that you will make one with your order. We suggest at least $25 per binder, and more if you believe our cause is worthy of your generosity.
Hard subject for all patients and caregivers to talk about. it Too often in life is cut short and your love ones left trying to decide what the right thing to do. As I contemplate my own future. I’ve often thought of trying to put a video together for my wife you know, the things that need to be taken care of. It could be the house things to do in winter, summer, or if you have a well what needs to be done to maintain it, all the things that you have done either as the male of the house or the things you’ve done is the lady of the house, you know what they are and too often your doing them so well that your loved one is lost without you doing them.
Whether you’re the patient or the caregiver, plan the day with your loved ones. They value your thoughts and your wants and your needs.