Advance Directives

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

An advance directive is a document which tells others what your choices are about medical treatment, or it names someone to make decisions about your medical treatment in case you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. We are required by law to ask if an advance directive has been made. If you have a living will or another advance directive, we need to have a copy of the document in our files to be sure your decisions are known and honored.

If you do not have an advance directive and would like to have information on preparing a living will, please call the QI/Care Continuum Department (Social Services) at 765.660.6820, Nursing Administration at 765.660.7010, or Pastoral Care at 765.660.6555.