Why do I Need
An Advance Directive
An advance directive is a legal document that explains how you want medical decisions about you to be made if you cannot make the decisions yourself. It provides your team of healthcare professionals and your family information regarding your desires if you cannot make decisions for yourself. Or it provides those individuals with the name of someone you trust to make those decisions on your behalf at a very difficult time.
Advance directives only apply to health care decisions and do not affect financial or money matters. The laws around advance directives are different from state to state.