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Advance Directives

Advance Directives & Advance Care Planning

Advance Care planning documents help patients make important decisions about the type of care they receive. These documents include how, when, and where care should be given, making beneficiaries wishes known to their providers.

An Advance Directive is a document that appoints an agent and/or records a person’s wishes about their medical treatment based on personal values and preferences. This is to be used at a future time if the individual is unable to speak their wishes.

“Advance Directive” is a general term that refers to various documents, such as a living will, instruction directive, health care proxy or health care power of attorney.

Reach out to your health care provider for more information on Advance Care Directives.