Advanced Directives

Your healthcare choices are personal—but what choices would you want made if you were unable to voice your own decisions? Advance directives, or legal documents that allow you to list your preferences for end-of-life care, are important for everyone, no matter their age or health. Filling out an advance directive gives you, your family and your friends the peace of mind of knowing exactly what to do if needed.

 

When creating your advanced directives, consider your personal preferences on the following:

  • The use of dialysis and breathing machines
  • Resuscitation
  • Tube feeding
  • Organ or tissue donation
  • A healthcare proxy

 

The decisions you make for your advanced directive are your own, but your care team at FVHO is available to help you with any questions you have when making these important decisions.