An advance directive allows you to provide guidance about the type of care you would like to receive if you are unable to communicate your choices. The terms living will and durable power of attorney for health care refer to types of directives. Through an advance directive, you may provide specific instructions about your care or designate another person to make health care decisions for you.
These very important decisions can be difficult to make. To help our residents, Levindale has prepared a booklet and form to provide information about advance directives so our residents can make and communicate decisions about their wishes to accept and/or withhold medical treatment. Our staff is also available to discuss the information in the booklet and answer questions.