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Advance Directives

  • Thumbnail of Advance Care Planning tipsheet Advance Care Planning
    Get your advance directive papers in order. Read about having a health care proxy and living will to plan for medical, palliative, and hospice care. 
  • Thumbnail of End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care 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.
  • Thumbnail of Getting Your Affairs in Order AgePage 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.
  • Thumbnail of Organ Donation and Transplantation booklet 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.