Regardless of your age or health status, it is important to have completed advance directives in place. Having advance directives, legal documents, means that you have assigned someone to oversee medical treatment and end-of-life decisions in the event you are unable to communicate them yourself. Three common advance directives include a healthcare power of attorney, do not resuscitate order and a living will. At Fairfield Medical Center, we want to provide you and your loved ones peace of mind in knowing that your final wishes are carried out as you desire.
Life is unpredictable. Injury and illness can happen at any time, and death is an inevitable part of life.
Advance directives are especially important for anyone with a chronic illness or progressive medical disease. Really, anyone over the age of 18 should have completed advance directives.
If you are interested in finding out more about advance directives, call (740) 687-8660.
To review the advance directives packet and forms, click here.