Advance Care Planning

Advanced care planning

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Advance care planning means that you plan for your future health care. Even if you're healthy, it's important to make a plan in case the time comes when you aren't able to make decisions for yourself. If you have a serious health problem that is getting worse, making decisions now about end-of-life care can make things easier for you and your family. Clearly stating your wishes can help ease your mind.

The Advanced Care Planning Guide on the Foundation for Health Communities website is a tool for thinking about, discussing, and planning for a life-threatening illness or end-of-life care. It involves two sections to help you through the process.

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

The Durable Power of Attorney section allows you to identify another person to act as your healthcare agent, making medical decisions for you should you become incapacitated. The document has an area for special instructions, such as which treatments doctors should provide and for how long.

Living Will

The Living Will section instructs a physician not to provide life-sustaining treatment if you're near death or permanently unconscious without the hope of recovery.

Ensure Your Wishes Are Known: Submit Your Advance Directives

If you already have one or both of these documents but still need to provide them to Concord Hospital health system, please bring them to your next primary care appointment so our staff can scan them into your medical record. Alternatively, you can submit them via the messaging feature in My Patient Connect. If you have any questions, please contact our Medical Records department for more information. 

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