Advanced Directives & Personal Health Record
Many people think of Advance Directives as a “living will,” or a “durable power of attorney for healthcare.” Essentially, an Advance Directive ensures your end of life and other critical healthcare decisions will be honored. It is a written document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment in the future, including if you are no longer able to make those decisions.
Advance directives give you:
- Comfort: a knowing that your choices are secure and will be available to your family and doctors even if you become ill away from home.
- Voice:the ability to “speak” to family and doctors about your personal philosophy, so that they may make decisions that best reflect your you want without feeling guilt or remorse.
- The security of confidential, 24 hour access to your choices by hospitals and healthcare providers across the country.