Our Services

The Center for Advance Care Planning offers presentations to community groups and professionals on all aspects of advance care planning and varied end-of-life topics.

Upcoming Educational Events

Increase your comfort level with end-of-life and advance care planning education.

The Center for Advance Care Planning


We provide education and expert information on advance care planning and end-of-life topics.

About Fran Myers

Working in hospice opened my eyes to realism, to futile treatments, to the beauty of good quality of life and being at peace with what’s to come.

Ask Fran

Our 92 year old mother cannot imagine herself “giving up”. She doesn’t want to consider a “Do Not Resuscitate” Status. What should we do?

Frequently Asked Questions

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of reflection, communication, and sometimes education.


Fran was an amazing friend and advocate to our mutual dear friends as they faced very difficult final chapters in their lives …

Advance Directives Portfolio

Our Advance Directives Portfolio is easy to use and allows you to complete it “at your own pace in your own place”.


Topical presentations and workshops on End-of-Life to the community and professionals …  READ MORE


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The Ultimate DIY Advance Directives Portfolio – CLICK HERE


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“These conversations are always too early, until they are too late.”

– Ellen Goodman, The Conversation Project


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Our Blog

Articles and information on advance care planning – CLICK HERE


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Five Case Histories

Five Case Histories in Advance Care Planning

We owe a debt of gratitude to 5 beautiful women and their families. Nancy Cruzan, Karen Ann Quinlan, Terri Schiavo, Estelle Browning and Brittany Maynard impacted the world as symbols of patient’s “right to die” and death with “dignity and grace”. As a result of their struggles, laws have been changed. Millions of Advance Care Plans have been written since then. These women left a legacy that can change our lives, and the lives of our friends and families. Let’s write your advance care plans together.

“Before I shepherded my parents through to their deaths, I thought medical over treatment was mainly an economic problem: a quarter of Medicare’s roughly $560 Billion in annual outlays covers medical care in the end of life. After my father’s death I understood the human costs. After my mother’s death I saw that there could be another path.”
– Katy Butler, excerpt from Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Healthcare & Financial Security

Healthcare Realities Threaten Financial Security

Medicare covers about 51% of healthcare costs. The following are estimates of some healthcare costs not covered by Medicare. These estimates significantly vary geographically and by “style”.

Medicare does not cover:
  $90.5K per year – The annual cost of a private room in a nursing home.
  $81K per year – The annual cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home.
  $42.6K – The annual cost in an assisted living residence.
  $20-27 per hour for an Agency Home Care Aide
  $18,200 per year for Adult Day Services