Advance Directives Are Important
It’s never too early to think about an advance care plan (ACP). An ACP is an important and valuable document that makes your health care wishes known when you can’t speak for yourself. Putting an ACP in place now – before an emergency situation occurs – is a gift to you and your loved ones. It will help ensure that the medical treatment you receive aligns with the treatment you want.
An ACP includes an advance directive, which states in writing your instructions, and names your health care agent – the person you choose to make medical decisions for you. You can change or update your ACP at any time. Inova is here to help with information and resources. Start the conversation today!