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  1. Healthy Aging - Preparing an Advance Directive

    Getting startedDo not wait for your doctor to bring up the subject of an advance directive. To help yourself develop a clear idea of your wishes, think about the kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want in different situations. See the checklist for writing an advance directive to help guide you through some of the things you may want to consider.Involve your family, your health ...

  2. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

    What is an advance directive?An advance directive is a legal document that helps ensure that your health care wishes will be respected if you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate. In the absence of a written document, sometimes an advance directive may be an oral communication, where you express your wishes for care verbally to your family members or health care agent. An advance ...

  3. Healthy Aging - Basic Types of Advance Directives

    Having an advance directive means that you have written down information that can guide others into making medical decisions and providing care should you become unable to communicate your wishes. A living will and a medical power of attorney to designate a health care agent are the two main types of advance directives.Living willA living will, also called a treatment directive, outlines your ...

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