Advance Care Planning Education & Support
Print an advance directive and learn more about the advance care planning process.
An advance directive is a legal document where you write down who you want to make medical decisions and what your end-of-life wishes are if you were unable to make medical decisions on your own. They are free to complete. You may never need to use the plan -- but if you do, you'll be glad it's there for you.
Print an advance directive below. Complete and return to your doctor.
Making Choices Michigan
Making Choices Michigan, established in 2010, is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, community collaborative committed to helping people determine their end-of-life preferences, documenting those preferences in an advance directive (AD), developing a system for storing and retrieving the AD, and educating the healthcare community to honor a person’s AD to ensure that end-of-life preferences are respected. Learn more here.
Medical Wishes - Care Planning Workbook
This guide can help you choose a patient advocate and talk to them about your future medical wishes. It includes all the steps to advance care planning plus a worksheet to help you identify your values. Download here.
Add Emergency Contacts to Your Phone
If you are traveling or alone and an emergency happens, you can help emergency personnel reach the people you trust. When you add ICE (in case of emergency) contacts to your phone, emergency personnel can contact the people you want, even if you have your phone password protected.
If you're not sure how to add emergency contacts, do a search in your phone settings for 'emergency contact.' Apple iPhone users can the Health application to add Medical ID information including emergency contacts.
If you have a group that is interested in learning more about advance care planning, we can come to your church, school or place of employment. Request a presentation here.