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Advance Care Planning Resources

Advance Care Planning Resources

Have questions or need assistance with Advance Care Planning?

PDF icon ACP Quick Reference GuidePDF icon  - Use this tool to get started on your Advance Directive and steps to take to get your documents on file with PeaceHealth once you have completed them. The information is applicable in all states.

For Approved Advance Directives by state please visit these websites:

Alaska

Oregon

Washington

Other information that will be helpful for you, your family and healthcare agent

Do you want to be an organ donor?

Tell your healthcare agent and your physician and write this in your advance directive. Be sure your current wishes are reflected on your driver’s license. You can store and update your wishes regarding organ donation at: lcnw.org.

Special considerations upon death regarding your body?

It is helpful to specify burial or cremation on your Advance Directive and inform your health care agent of any pre-arranged agreements/paperwork you may have.

Advance Care Planning with people with Dementia.

In addition to completing an Advance Directive to specify your wishes, some patients are choosing to complete an additional document called a Dementia Directive. This document is not a legal form but provides brief descriptions of the stages of Dementia and options for people to choose what medical care they would want, or not want, at each stage. For more information or to download a copy of the document, visit: http://www.dementia-directive.org

Additionaly, you can visit What to Know About Advance Directives for People With Dementia at samada.com.