Establish an Advanced Directive for Healthcare

An advanced directive is a document that provides direction to your senior’s agent for healthcare decisions.

This document outlines an aging adult’s wishes for care under various circumstances and should be incorporated as an element of long-term care. These directives are often included in a senior’s living trust. 

Another option is to complete a Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form with a physician rather than completing an advanced directive. This document provides the same information as an advanced care directive and may be completed with your physician, at no cost. 

To obtain a POLST form…

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