Advance Care Planning

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Advance care planning is how you discuss, plan and document your wishes for the health care you want to receive now and in the future.

It is never too early to begin the process, and so long as you are able to speak for yourself it is never too late.

In this section

How To Begin Advance Care Planning

Follow these five steps to start advance care planning.

Personal Directive

This is a legal document that records who you want to make decisions for you if you are unable.

Goals of Care Designation Order

This is a document that provides medical instructions to your health care team on how you wish to be cared for in the event that you are unable to tell them yourself.

Green Sleeve and Tracking Record

A Green Sleeve and a tracking record help you keep your advance care planning process organized.

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How To Begin Advance Care Planning