A Living Will is a part of your Advance Directives that documents your specific wishes regarding your health care. It’s a legal form and varies from state to state. You can fill out your Living Will at any time – it’s best to complete it early so you and your family are prepared should you become terminally ill or reach a state where you can’t communicate your decisions for yourself any longer.
Living Wills can communicate your wishes in areas such as use of:
- Feeding and hydration
- Breathing tubes
- Pain killers