We realize that this is a big topic that may feel complex or maybe even overwhelming. Every caregiver starts from a different place as far as their understanding of advance directives. Regardless of whether or not your loved one or care recipient has any of these documents in place, we want to provide encouragement that we are here for you and we can support you from wherever your starting point may be.
Advance Directives are a way of making healthcare related decisions and giving instructions and guidance to your loved ones if you become unable to communicate them on your own. It’s always best to make these decisions before a health crisis occurs. Being prepared and planning ahead can alleviate potential stressors and can be a gift to your loved ones.
In this section, we will review multiple types of documents that will help navigate any healthcare situation. These may include a Do Not Resuscitate order, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and a MOST form. Keep in mind, all of these documents can be updated at any time if your goals of care change.
Please reach out to your healthcare provider or a member of your care team if you have questions or want to complete any of these documents.