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Advance Directives

  • Advance Care Planning
    Find out how to get your health care wishes and legal documents in place before a crisis. Learn about health care proxies and advance directives, such as a living will, durable power of attorney, and other advance care planning documents. 
  • End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care
    This 68-page guide discusses key issues at the end of life. Topics include finding hospice care, what happens at the time of death, managing grief, and preparing advance directives along with resources for more information.
  • Getting Your Affairs in Order
    Get your legal and financial affairs in order before a medical emergency happens. Read about legal documents such as advance directives, find out what other papers to have on hand, and learn why it’s important to let family or friends know where to find these items.
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation for Older Donors and Recipients—Resources from the U.S. Government
    Find how to be an organ donor or receive transplants as an older adult, as well as government & other resources on organ donation and transplantation.