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Participate in Your Treatment

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment

Better health is more likely when we agree on a plan of action with our doctor and follow it.

Organize Your Health Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Organize Your Health Care

Pay for Your Health Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

Seek insurance and manage the worrisome chores of arranging and paying for care.

Make Good Treatment Decisions

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions

We must understand what our treatment choices are and their risks and benefits.

Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

Document your wishes to reduce the chance of receiving care not consistent with your values.

Making Plans for Your End-of-Life Health Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

It’s important to make your wishes known to your family and doctors regarding treatment at the end-of-life. Here are resources to help you have this conversation.

What Is Hospice?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

Hospice care can provide extra support for people near the end-of-life and their families. Here’s what you need to know.

Choosing a Nursing Home

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

Choosing a nursing home for a family member can be a challenging and exhausting process.

What Is Watchful Waiting?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions

Sometimes, the best treatment is to wait and see. Learn more about watchful waiting.

What Is Palliative Care?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

Palliative care provides therapies are designed to make patients more comfortable and ease the symptoms of serious illnesses or conditions. Learn more.

Survival Tips for Family Caregivers

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

If a family member or friend has a serious medical illness or procedure, you may be called on to provide care after your loved one leaves the hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office. Assisting with their health care needs frequently falls on untrained family members or friends.

Handling an Insurance Dispute

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

What to do if your health insurance denies you coverage for a procedure.

How Much Will Your Health Care Cost?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

It can be hard to figure out how much your health care will cost ahead of time. Here are some tips for preparing for the cost of your procedures.