Because what you value in life may change with major life events, you can change your ACP at any time. At minimum, you should review and update your Advance Care Plan on a regular basis, or when any of the 5 D’s occur in your life: Death, Divorce, Decade, Decline or Disease.
Be sure to communicate any adjustments to your appointed medical decision- maker.
If you decide to change who your medical decision-maker is:
Update your New York State Power of Attorney for Healthcare form
Communicate the change with your healthcare team
Advance Care Planning Helps Your Loved Ones
Sharing your ACP with loved ones or someone you trust can be considered a gift that can help them make very difficult medical decisions at very stressful times.