Advanced Directives

  • Advanced Directives for Health Care

    What kind of medical care would you want if you were unable to express your wishes? Advanced directives, also known as Living Wills or Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare, are legal documents that allow you to communicate your decisions about medical care to family, friends and health care professionals.

    Living wills indicate what kind of medical care, specifically life sustaining care, you would or would not like to receive if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

    A Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare is the advanced directive that allows you to name another person to make decisions about your medical care if you are unable to communicate or make those decisions for yourself.