The purpose of an advanced directive is to ensure the healthcare you receive at the end of your life reflects your personal preferences and values. If you suffered from heart failure and have recovered, you are still at a higher risk of your heart condition worsening. This could happen suddenly, and you may become unable to make your own healthcare decisions. That’s why it is important to plan for your healthcare needs. My Living Wishes helps you navigate through this process, so you and your loved ones can feel more prepared.
According to the CDC, about 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure. Certain common medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure can lead to heart failure. Having a history of heart conditions means your life could change dramatically in an instant. If you have not told anyone your wishes concerning how you would like to be taken care of at the end of your life, you need to create an advanced directive.
Your goals for healthcare might change as you enter more advanced stages of heart failure. You can change your advanced directive to reflect your wishes. Creating an advanced directive requires filling out a form that is different for each state and then distributing the form to your healthcare team and family. This is a legal way for you to communicate your wishes concerning important issues such as:
Let us help you create your advanced directive, so you and your loved ones can rest easy concerning your future. We’re here to answer any questions you have and to provide a helping hand every step of the way!