When You Are Healthy

Advance Care Planning - Why is it important?

No one knows what tomorrow will bring. A serious illness can result in an individual being incapable of making their own health care decisions. Having a formalized Advance Care Plan will help alleviate some of the stress family and friends could face if they are asked to make important health care decisions in the event you become incapacitated. Formalizing your future health care plans will ensure your beliefs, values and wishes are honoured.


The Alberni Valley Hospice Society offers Advance Care Planning workshops and individual support to help you initiate important conversations with loved ones about the decisions you have made regarding your personal health care wishes.

We will tell you how to get started and present you with your legal options. You will be asked to examine your beliefs, values and wishes around quality of life and your wishes for future health care treatment should you become unable to communicate those wishes to health care professionals.

Contact the Community Office for information on our next workshop, or for individual support.