Advance Directives & Advance Care Planning - Genesis Health System

Advance Directives & Advance Care Planning

The Advance Care planning documents help Medicare patients make important decisions about the type of care they get, including when and where they get it.

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, to be used at a future time if the individual is unable to speak for themselves.

“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 or eldercare for more information on Advance Care Directives.

For more information visit, eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx