Advance Care Workshops
Join us at one of our Advance Directive workshops, focused on understanding and completing a Nevada Durable Power of Attorney of Healthcare, also known as an Advance Directive. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
November 15, 2022
We plan for the birth of a child, weddings and retirement, but rarely do we discuss how we want to be cared for at the end of our lives. Getting through this challenging conversation and completing an Advance Directive can give you peace of mind that your loved ones will not have to make difficult choices on your behalf.
The best time to complete an Advance Directive is now – don’t wait until a life-limiting illness or crisis occurs to discuss your views about end-of-life care and to learn what choices are available. By preparing in advance, you can help reduce the doubt and anxiety related to decision-making for your family if you cannot speak for yourself.
An Advance Directive is a document that states your choices about medical treatment and names another person to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. This document allows you to make legally valid decisions about future medical care.
The first step in completing an Advance Directive is to think about what’s important to you and talk to your loved ones. The Conversation Project provides helpful tools to guide you and your family through this challenging topic. Getting this information together will help you fill out and complete your Advance Directive.
Some things to consider and discuss with your family include:
To complete an Advance Directive, you will need either two witnesses or a notary to sign the form. Be sure to note restrictions on the witness process. When an Advance Directive is complete, you should keep the original. Copies should be given to your agent named in the form, your family, your doctor(s) and the location where you receive care. Click here for more information on Advance Care Planning and how to complete your Advance Directive.