Advance Directives are documents that provide directions for your health care if you should become unable to communicate your wishes yourself, at the time that a health care decision must be made.
In addition to completing a document, however, it is very important for patients to think about what their wishes for care would be if their illness progresses and it’s also important for patients, families, and their health care team to talk about what those wishes would be.
Information and individual consultations are available to help patients and families develop advance care plans and are free of charge. If you’d like to request an appointment, please contact our office at 508-825-8325.
To download a free copy of the Massachusetts Health Care Proxy, a legally binding document that allows a person to name someone who would make medical decisions for him if he’s unable to speak for himself, click here.
To read more about advance directives, click here.