Healthcare Directive

Your health care directive is a concrete document that communicates to your physician and loved ones…

what kind of treatment you wish to receive if you cannot – for whatever reason – tell them yourself. This is most important in dealing with terminal injuries that leave you without quality of life. Create a health care directive to inform physicians whether or not to keep you alive once you are unable to function.

A health care directive will allow you to:

Name your health care proxy

Identify who will make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so for yourself.

Clarify your end-of-life desires

Provide guidelines to loved ones and healthcare professionals about extraordinary intervention when death is imminent.

Outline your healthcare wishes

Provide guidelines for loved ones and healthcare professionals about the kind and level of care your desire.

Ensure comfort and dignity

Make sure everyone understands your wishes about living arrangements, medical treatment, hospice care, and palliative care.

Authorize access to your medical records

Identify who can have access to your healthcare records.

Convenient wallet card

Informs medical staff that you have health care directives. This card is just as important as your insurance cards.