Advance care documents ensure one’s wishes regarding care, medical intervention, finances, etc., regardless of the person’s ability to make decisions for herself/himself. Legal documents provide peace of mind for the older adult and family, protect finances, minimize vulnerability, and reduce uncertainty. They also can help families and caregivers avoid disagreements and guilt as well as clarify the role of the Power of Attorney (POA). This ACAP program is designed to educate participants about advance care planning so that they may be more aware of the advantages, terminology, and necessary documents.
Participants for this ACAP program will learn about legal documents typically associated with advance directives including Last Will and Testament, Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney, Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Release; and Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form. While the MOST form is used in NC, other states have a similar document that provides specific guidelines as to the person’s wishes for medical intervention.
Update 4/13/22: This event has been cancelled by the Hickory Chapter. We apologize for the inconvenience.