Advanced Care Planning to Assure Your Care
Your healthcare decisions are personal and based on your own beliefs, values, preferences and conversations with loved ones. It is important to have these conversations with loved ones, as well as your medical providers, so your wishes will be honored, even if you are unable to advocate for yourself.
Advanced care planning eases the emotional burden of loved ones, who know they are acting on your on your behalf and honoring decisions you have already made for yourself.
Complete a POLST Form
We can help you navigate the process of making your health care wishes clear and ensuring that the proper paperwork has been completed. A Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is used to document your decisions. After you complete the form, it will be signed by your provider at an office visit.
Advanced Care Planning Includes
- Information regarding life-sustaining treatments.
- Treatment options you would or would not want if you are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
- Helping to facilitate discussions with loved ones regarding health care and end-of-life wishes.
- Appointing a health care agent — someone that you trust to carry out the health care wishes you have outlined.