Learn More About Advance Care Planning

All adults can benefit from thinking about what their healthcare choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves.


Advance directives come in two main forms:

  1. A "healthcare power of attorney" (or "proxy" or "agent" or "surrogate") documents the person you select to be your voice for your healthcare decisions if you cannot speak for yourself. 

  2. A "living will" documents what kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want at the end of life.


We have compiled a list of resources to help make, discuss and document future healthcare wishes and decisions. Get an advance directive and start an advance care planning conversation →