Advance care planning
Advance Care Planning and Health Care Decisions: Tips for Caregivers and Families
Explore steps that caregivers and family members can take to help a loved one create an advance care plan, serve as a health care proxy, and navigate the health care system.
Five Myths About Advance Care Planning
Learn about common myths about advance care planning and advance directives.
Choosing A Health Care Proxy
A health care proxy — also known as a representative, surrogate, or agent — is a person who can make health care decisions for you if you are unable to communicate these yourself.
Preparing a Living Will
A living will is a legal document that tells doctors how you want to be treated if you cannot make your own decisions about emergency treatment.
Getting Your Affairs in Order: Advance Care Planning
Learn about advance care planning, including a helpful checklist on arrangements you should make and discuss with family and caregivers.
Making Decisions for Someone at the End of Life
Being a health care proxy and making end-of-life care decisions for someone you love can be challenging. Learn what to expect.
End-of-Life Care for People With Dementia
Caring for a person with dementia at the end of life has special challenges. Help them have good quality of life as they’re dying.
Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation for Older Adults
Organ donation is the act of taking healthy organs and tissues from one person and giving them to someone else. Find frequently asked questions about organ donation.
Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia
Find out when and how to start making legal and financial plans for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Advance directive, will, and other terms are defined.
What Is Long-Term Care?
It's difficult to predict how much and what type of long-term care you or your family members will need. Be prepared with this guide to long-term care.