Caregiving Resources

Five Wishes

Five WishesOften having a successful conversation about the end of life comes from the “why” behind your wishes. This type of understanding can only come from open and honest conversation. Ask your Notre Dame Hospice Team member for a copy of Five Wishes to facilitate these types of discussions with your loved ones.

Five Wishes is an easy to use legal document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it speaks to all a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also helps structure discussions with your family and physician.