The write-up from “Church Health Reader” below explains all the benefits of an advance directive called “Five Wishes”. This advance directive is user-friendly, easy to understand, and perhaps is already familiar to you, since it was introduced with success to the congregation a number of years ago. The Health and Wellness committee continues to support this advance directive and, if you haven’t yet made any end-of-life decisions, this would be a comfortable solution.
STATE INFORMATION: Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in South Carolina. Just like in most other states, you can use Five Wishes in South Carolina to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your Five Wishes is a legal document.