Advance directives are to be done in advance, not when you are in a medical crisis.
Creating an advance directive involves taking time to think about what type of care you want or do not want and having a conversation about your wishes with your family, physician, and loved ones.
In your community, there are resources to help you with this process, including your:
- Hospital social work department
- Local physician's office
- Senior citizen center
- Town office
These offices can assist you in obtaining and completing your advance directive.
- Decision-Making Help
- Support Groups
- Care Coordination
- Honoring Care Decisions