Learn more about Power of Attorney for Healthcare,
Living Wills, and Guardianships
Presented by Maria Johnson,
Adult Protective Services for Green County
For most people, talking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical care because of illness, accident, or advanced age is not something you are excited to do. However, if you don’t set up a plan and something happens, then these important decisions may be handed to someone who is not prepared and does not know what you would prefer.
The key is to be educated in what you want, know what documents to fill out, and to have conversations early and often. If a situation changes, the advanced planning documents can change to reflect the new situation and wants.
The Aging & Disability Resource Center recognizes the need to start these conversations and is offering an education event to learn more about power of attorney for healthcare, living wills, and guardianships. Handouts on the topic, do-it-yourself kits and community resources will be available.
If you are interested in attending or have questions please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 608-328-9499.