Find out how living wills (also called advance health directives) work, why you need one, and how to get started setting up a living will. Plus: Get answers to frequently asked questions about living wills--or ask your own question.
Find out what person-centered living is and how it helps seniors improve their health and well-being.
Find out how to get a free advance directive, and learn more about how NHPCO's Caring Connections helps improve care at the end of life.
A living will or advance health care directive lets medical providers know a person's preferences when they're unable to do so independently.
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- What do I do when a health care directive is challenged by hospital doctors?
- Are POA and health care directives valid regardless of which US state Mom is living in?
- Is there an online living will form for the state of Tennessee?
- Is there restitution when you find out medical professions did not comply with legal documents?
- Does there need to be specific language in an advance directive regarding Alzheimer's?
- How can I obtain my deceased mother's medical records?
- Does an advanced directive for health care agents supersede a durable power of attorney for medical decisions, if you have both?
- How can I obtain the forms required for a free living will or advance directive?
- Can you provide me with a list of "end of life" questions to address with my family?
- What legal paperwork for parents is necessary besides a will?
- How can I ensure that my domestic partner will be empowered to handle my medical care and financial decisions?
- Are living trusts and living wills the same?