Advance Directives

What happens when you are unable to make decisions about your own health care?

We know that our own mortality isn’t something that people like talking about, but we want you and your family to be informed and ready in the event that you are unable to make your own decisions about your own health care.

Take some time and learn what options you have available to you.

Types of Advance Directives

Power of Attorney for Health Care

An appointed individual that makes health care decisions for you in the event that you are not capable of making them yourself.

Living Will

Describes your wishes if you are faced with a serious health condition and you are not able to speak with others around you.

You should consider your end of life wishes when making an Advance Directive, which may include:

  • Life Support
  • Death
  • Independence
  • Quality of Life

Again, we want you to be prepared when you or your family members need to make important health decisions. We know that thinking about this can be difficult or scary, so we encourage you to view our free, online health program aimed to give you more information. This program will help you understand the importance of advance directives and things to consider when filling them out.

Emmi Program

You can find additional information and access advanced directive forms on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

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