An advance directive is a written statement that you complete before a serious illness. This statement tells how you want medical decisions made. If you can’t make treatment decisions, your doctor will ask your closest relative or friend to help you decide what is best for you. Sometimes everyone doesn’t agree about what to do. That’s why it is helpful if you tell us in advance what you want to happen if you can’t speak for yourself.
If you do not have an advance directive and you would like more information on how to get one, call us. We will be glad to help you.
A variety of advance directive forms are available at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.