Our bodies and mind change as we get older. Senior health deals with ways to stay healthy as we age. This includes making a plan to improve safety and taking routine tests and health screenings to detect health problems and treat them early.
Advanced Care Directive
What’s an Advanced Care Directive and why do I need someone else to help me? Advanced Care Directive is a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy, in which the person authorizes someone (an agent) to make decisions on their behalf when they are unable to do so. Decisions can be large and small. For example, “Who will be responsible for communicating with your family?” or “In the final stages of living, do you want to be at home?”
IEHP offers free Advanced Care Directive Workshops to help you. Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to see if a workshop is coming up near you!
Advanced Care Directive Guide (PDF)
Advanced Care Directive Form (PDF)
PREPARE: A California program to help you make medical decisions for yourself and others.
National Library of Medicine: Seniors' Health
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