For some people, staying alive as long as possible is the most important thing. Maybe they want to attend a family event, like a grandchild's wedding. An advance directive can help to make that possible.
Other people have a clear idea about when they would no longer want to prolong their life. An advance directive can help with that, too.
Step 3: Write it down
You've thought about your choices and talked them over with your doctor and loved ones. Next, it’s time to fill out the advance care planning worksheet. You should also complete your state’s advance directive.
You could also make a video, and talk about your wishes in your own words. Videos don't replace an advance directive. But they can be helpful for your loved ones.
Remember, your plan doesn’t have to be perfect. You can change it at any time. The important thing is to get started today.