Advance Care Planning entails making healthcare decisions when you are healthy and clear-minded so that if you are incapacitated by serious illness or injury, your family knows — and will implement — your treatment wishes.

It is important to give careful thought to this subject, to put your plans in writing and to give those plans to your loved ones and physician. Important Advance Care Planning documents include a Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney and Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).

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