A Legal Document
An Advance Directive is a legal document that tells family, friends, and health care providers what kind of health care treatment you want or who you want to make decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.
TYPES OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY/HEALTHCARE PROXY
This document names someone you trust to make healthcare decisions if you cannot.
This document lists what treatment you want if your life is threatened. Examples of treatment would be dialysis, breathing machine, CPR, tube feedings, organ donation.
OBTAINING AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE
Contact a local attorney, your primary care physician, your local Care Agency on Aging, or your state health department.
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE
Keep original copies where you can find them.
Give a copy to your health care provider, hospital, nursing home, family and friends.
Carry a card in your wallet that lets others know you have an Advance Directive in place.
Review your Advance Directive yearly.
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