Advance Directives Give the Gift of Knowledge: Your Living Wishes
Advance directives are an important part of your care: these written statements communicate your wishes regarding medical treatment if you are unable to communicate them on your own behalf. By filling out these three documents, you are easing the burden of your loved ones by allowing them to rest assured that your end-of-life wishes are being respected.
It is never too early to fill out your advance directives; these documents are equally as important for an 18-year-old as they are a 100-year-old. And while we hope we that won’t need them for many years to come, we all have wishes related to the care we do – or don’t – want to receive.