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Advance Care Plans


Making decisions about the end of you life can be a life-affirming experience. You are taking control of how you believe major decisions should be handled and ensuring peace of mind for yourself, as well as your family. Having an advance care plan can help achieve these goals.

This document enables one to plan for and express end-of-life wishes in the event that a patient is unable to communicate. It also can help free your family from the responsibility and stress of making difficult decisions without you.

Keep your advance care plan in a safe and easily accessible place, and make an extra copy for yourself in case the original is lost or accidentally destroyed. Give copies to your doctor, family members and close friends. Remember that if no one knows about your wishes, the risk of not being treated as you wish increases significantly if the need arises. Also, consider taking your plan with you if you are admitted to the hospital.

Download an advance care plan in order to print it out and complete it.

View or download our Arkansas Hospice brochure on advance care planning.