So, what does Advanced Care Planning have to do with COVID-19? Doesn't that really apply to retirement planning, senior citizens and end-of-life concerns more than it does for people in mid-life, or even younger singles, parents with small children, or young people?
Let's look at this question from a different perspective than retirement planning, shall we?
Since the onset of the pandemic, the challenges of healthcare and clear communication between caregivers, family and solo individuals has become ever-more critical to address. More and more frequently we see coverage in the news about how hospitals are calling out for tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones. We also hear heart-wrenching stories about families that cannot be present with their loved ones when inside healthcare facilities and as a result, struggle to coordinate care and advocate on their behalf - and nurses and staff using their personal cell phones to try and assist with these critical connections.