7 Things You Need to Know about Advance Directives
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Even though it might seem morbid or uncomfortable, making healthcare decisions in advance is the best way to make death positive and meaningful for you and your loved ones. These 7 facts about advance directives can help you understand their importance.
- They allow you to control your medical care if you can’t speak for yourself.
- They’re free; no lawyer is needed.
- Everyone over 18 should have them; you can update them at any time.
- They are a loving, responsible gift that takes a burden off your family.
- Your doctor is waiting for you to start the conversation.
- It’s a lot harder if you wait for serious illness.
- Planning for death does not make death happen.