Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known - What is an Advance Directive?
We can't always predict what will happen in life, but we can be prepared. Advance Directives are legal forms which give a person the power to decide their medical care for situations where they are unable to communicate their wishes. Advance Directive forms vary by state; however, they generally include healthcare instructions and an appointed decision maker who can make healthcare decisions on your behalf. These forms can lift some of the burden off of loved ones, guide medical professionals and ensure that your wishes are followed.