It’s valuable information most people neglect to share: What are your wishes for medical care if you can’t make decisions for yourself?
In the event that you are unable to express your wishes, it’s important to guide your loved ones and medical professionals when important decisions about life-sustaining treatment must be made.
By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens, confusion and disagreements during moments of crisis or grief. Advance Directives allow you to clearly document your wishes for end-of-life medical care.
There are three main types of Advance Directives: a Health Care Proxy, a Durable Power of Attorney and a Living Will.