My Own Voice is an interactive app that enables you to consider, capture and communicate your end of life care wishes and share those wishes with others.My Own Voice gives you the peace of mind knowing that, should you ever be unable to communicate on your own because of a coma, dementia or other disability, your family, loved ones and caretakers will clearly understand how you want to be cared for in your final days and make the right decisions on your behalf.
My Own Voice uses the video record feature on your smart phone or tablet to capture your answers to nine simple questions concerning how you want to be cared for in your final days.You can skip any of the nine questions you don’t feel like answering, and you can record a response to a question as many times as you want until you’re completely satisfied with it. Your recorded responses to these questions will make certain others are making the right decisions on your behalf should you not be able to communicate or make those decisions on your own, for whatever reason.
When you’re done answering the questions, My Own Voice stiches your recorded responses into one single video that you invite others to view.
My Own Voice will store your video and keep it safe, secure and completely private. Importantly, My Own Voice enables you to invite others (family, loved ones, caretakers, etc.) to view your completed video through password protected access that you manage and control. No one will see your video except those you choose to view it.
Download the My Own Voice app and start using it today. Review the questions and begin recording your answers. You can choose to answer all the questions or skip any you don't want to answer.
When you’re ready to finalize your video and share it with others, My Own Voice will store it on our secure servers so it’s always accessible by you and your invited viewers. You can share your finished video with as many people as you want. And should you ever want to change your finished video or who you've share it with, you can easily update it as often as you want at no extra charge.
My Own Voice gives you the peace of mind knowing that others will be making the right decisions regarding your end of life care if for some reason you’re unable to communicate or make those decisions on your own.None of us really wants to think about our final days of life, much less have a conversation about them with others. But when you don't consider and communicate your end of life care wishes, you run the risk of being cared for in a way that you would not want. In addition, not making your wishes known in advance can place a burden on your family as they have to guess at what you would want, or worse, argue over it. Completing and sharing a My Own Voice video will ensure everyone is on the same page with how you want to live your final days.
We never know what tomorrow is going to bring, especially relating to our health and mortality. That's why it's important to consider and communicate how we want to live those final days while we still have the capacity to do so. As such, there is never a bad time to go through this process, and My Own Voice is beneficial to any adult of any age.
The questions asked in My Own Voice were developed in close consultation with healthcare professionals specializing in aging, hospice and palliative care. By no means do these questions cover every potential scenario you might face at the end of your life. In truth, what is most important about this app is not the questions it asks, but the answers you consider and share: answers that will give people the clarity and courage they need to make the right decisions on your behalf if called upon to do so.
No. My Own Voice was never intended to be a bulletproof proclamation that would hold up against the scrutiny or challenges of lawyers; because frankly, those court battles over someone's end of life care rarely happen. The spirit behind this app is not about law; it's about communication, empowerment and peace of mind, making your wishes known to your family and loved ones so they are understood and followed.
While there are lots of written tools or forms people can use to consider and communicate their end of life care wishes, only My Own Voice uses the personalized power of video enitrely to do so. What's more, we don't pass along your information or wishes to companies or organizations. Only those you've invited to view your completed video are able to see it. And because your video is stored on our servers, it's available for your family, loved ones and caregivers to view through any Internet connection at any time, versus searching for a written form that you (or someone else) filed away somewhere.
For a one-time cost of only $4.99, you can download and start using the My Own Voice app, and begin recording your responses to the questions whenever you like. When you're video is finished, there's no additional cost to share it with family and loved ones to ensure your end of life care wishes are clearly understood and followed.O DownloadFrom app store
My Own Voice is the brainchild of two senior citizens who were starting to think about how they would want to be cared for in their final days, two young(er) marketing professionals who were starting to think about the same for their parents, and a doctor who helps hundreds of patients consider and communicate their end of life care wishes with their families.
We all appreciated that most of us don't want to think about dying much less talk about our end of life wishes with others. But we also knew that when those conversations aren't had and our wishes aren't communicated, it can put a burden on our family and loved ones as they have to guess at (or argue over) what we would want, especially when doctors and healthcare providers are looking to them for decisions.
And so, we created My Own Voice, to provide an easier, more personal way for people to think about their end of life care wishes and share them with others. We wanted to ensure that – should you ever be unable to communicate because of coma, dementia or disabled condition – your family and loved ones will clearly understand what you would want done (or not want done) and can make the right decisions on your behalf. In other words, we created My Own Voice to make sure you had a voice in how you live your final days, because we all deserve that.