Advance Care Planning

Donate to HFAHFA has devoted considerable resources to educating the public on the need for care planning, and how to do advance directives. Toward that end we offer information that we believe can be of practical use for you. The information below has been excerpted from our on-line course in end of life care which was designed for Florida clergy, developed on behalf of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Because of this, some of the information is specific to Florida law. It is important to ensure that the documents you use conform to your own state law (check the Website of your own state Attorney General. Most AG's have toll free numbers if the Website information is not clear).

It is important to keep in mind that a living will, advance directives and health care planning are not guarantees that your wishes will be followed. Of equal importance to advance directives, you should consider and appoint a health care surrogate to speak for you when you are incapacitated. The modules in this section emphasize the role of the surrogate.

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