There are times when healthcare decisions may need to be made when an individual is no longer able to decide or communicate his or her preferences. Adults of all ages are at risk as a result of an injury or illness.
A person’s right to control his or her healthcare decisions does not end if they become incapable.
Putting your wishes in writing is the best way to help make sure your wishes will be known and followed by family, friends, health care providers, and others.
A Health Care Directive is a tool which allows you to:
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