An Advance Directive is a general term for legal documents (such as a Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) that state a person's wishes for life-sustaining medical treatments and naming someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you become unable to do so.
Adults of every age should consider forming an Advance Directive. We encourage you to talk with your physician about this and involve family members in the discussion, too. If you have already completed these types of documents, please provide a copy to our facility.
Iowa law provides two types of advance directives: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
•Download Living Will form
•Download Medical Power of Attorney form
•Download Combined Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney form
Other Resources include:
•Advance Care Planning: Health Care Directives | National Institute on Aging (nih.gov)
•The Gift of Peace of Mind
If you have further questions regarding Advance Directives, please contact us:
Jenny Gilleland (712) 623-7204