Advance directives & long-term care

Advance directives explain how you want medical decisions to be made when you're too ill to speak for yourself.

Types of advance directives

1. A health care proxy is a document that names someone you trust to mke health decisions if you can't. This is also called a durable power of attorney.

2. A living will tells which treatment you want if your life is threatened, including dialysis and breathing machines; resuscitation; tube feeding; and organ or tissue donation after you die.

How to get advance directives

Get an advance directive from any of these:

1. Your health care provider (Roman Care)

2.Your Attorney

3. Your local Area Agency on Aging

4. Your local health department