April 16, 2014 is National Healthcare Decision Day, a national initiative to encourage adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis. Download the Life Care Planning Documents Packet containing the necessary documents that you should have in place in case of a health crisis. The documents will help you with the following:
Durable Health Care Power of Attorney: Authorizes the person you select to make your healthcare decisions should you become incapable or incompetent to handle your health care.
Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney: Authorizes the person you select to to make your mental healthcare decisions should you become incapable or incompetent to handle your mental health care.
Living Will: Documents what kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want at the end of life.
Letter to my Agent: Allows you to select a person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself.
Do Not Resuscitate: Tells health care professionals not to perform CPR or otherwise manually preserve brain function to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person whose heart stops. This means that doctors, nurses and emergency medical personnel will not attempt emergency CPR if the patient’s breathing or heartbeat stops.
Take a look at the video below to learn about the importance of having a Life Care Plan.