Advance directives & long-term care

Advance directives explain how you want medical decisions to be made when you're too ill to speak for yourself. 

Types of advance directives 

A health care proxy is a document that names someone you trust to make health decisions if you can’t. This is also called a durable power of attorney.

A living will tells which treatment you want if your life is threatened, including dialysis and breathing machines; resuscitation; tube feeding; and organ or tissue donation after you die.

How to get advance directives 

Get an advance directive from any of these: