Patient Resources

It is important to make decisions about your wishes in case you can no longer speak for yourself. The documents should be shared with your support person and should be part of your medical records. Advance directives help assure your wishes are met and that your loved ones are sure about what you prefer. This living will explains the type of care that prolongs life and the options that you want to accept or reject. The durable power of attorney appoints a person to make medical decisions for you if you can’t do so. State laws can vary regarding these issues.  The documents here are ones that can be used in Louisiana.