We encourage all patients to complete an advance healthcare directive, which allows you to state your preferences for medical treatments and to select an agent or person to make your healthcare decisions in case you’re unable to do so or if you want someone else to make decisions for you.
The Caring Conversations® Workbook will guide you, your family and your friends through the process of advance care planning and includes a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions form for your use. Or download just the Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare.
If you already have an advance healthcare directive, please let your healthcare team know or if you’re admitted to the hospital bring a copy with you. Your advance healthcare directive will be placed in your medical chart.
For more information about an advance healthcare directive, please call your Home Health care team at (816) 630-9228.