But advance care planning is not a process that only takes place on one day each year. Rather, advance care planning can take place whenever you are ready to express your wishes about end-of-life care with your family, your friends, or your doctor. If you missed out on National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), remember that the purpose of NHDD is to raise awareness for advance care planning and to encourage conversations about treatment wishes. Take advantage of today to express your wishes, or to encourage those in your life to express their wishes. For those with advanced illness or frailty, POLST may be an important part of your advance care planning process and having your wishes honored. Find a POLST Paradigm Program in Your State or speak with your Health Care Professional to learn whether POLST is right for you in your current state of health.