The best time to complete advance care planning is when things are stable and before a crisis arises for an older adult, and senior living communities can help in the process.
Diane E. Meier, M.D., FACP
Diane Meier, M.D., FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. She also is vice chair for public policy; a professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine; the Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics; and founder and former director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, all at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, and has published more than 200 original peer review papers and several books.