Advance Directives - Planning for Your Future
Life happens. Serious illness happens. Accidents happen. If you can’t speak for yourself, who will be your voice?
Planning ahead by completing an Advance Directive can bring peace of mind to you and your loved ones. An Advance Directive is a legal document that outlines your personal and medical healthcare choices and names an advocate to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself. It’s important for everyone over the age of 18 to have an Advance Directive.
By thinking ahead and communicating your treatment preferences early on, you can spare those close to you the anxiety of having to guess your wishes. Most importantly, an Advance Directive gives you the opportunity to make very personal health care decisions for yourself.