Imagine a sudden event, such as a car accident or illness left you unable to communicate. Who would make needed medical decisions on your behalf? Would they know what care you would want? Would they have peace of mind they did the right thing? Discover how to complete an advance directive, which is a way to legally appoint someone to make health care decisions for you if you cannot. All adults over the age of 18 should think about filling out an advance directive. If an advance directive is not completed, families may need to petition the courts for a guardian to be appointed for decision making. This is time consuming, costly, and the individual’s wishes may still be unknown.
Class is led by Marilyn Follen, Advance Care Planning Coordinator for the Marshfield Clinic.