Advance Directive Information
An advance directive is a legal document provided by the state that outlines your wishes for medical treatment ahead of time. An advance directive puts your wishes in writing and can be a conversation guide to discuss your wishes with your loved ones. Loved ones and health care providers can refer to it for guidance when making decisions about your care if you are unable to make your wishes known.
Surveys show that 92 percent of people say that talking with your loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but only 32 percent have actually done so (Source: The Conversation Project National Survey 2018).
An advance directive does two primary things:
- Specifies treatment preferences a person wants or doesn't want for end-of-life care
- Names a health care agent, who is someone you trust to make medical decisions for you if you can no longer speak for yourself
The chaplains at Floyd and trained volunteers can provide education and assistance to help you complete an advance directive form.
Advance Directive Form Downloads
The following links provide online advance directive forms, which can be downloaded and printed out.
The AARP site provides links to forms from every state.
Georgia Advance Directive – English
Georgia Advance Directive – Spanish
Alabama Advance Directive – English
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