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On the November 10, 2013, edition of Cleveland Connection our topic is advanced directives.  We talk with Jodi Wagner, Manager of Inpatient Services at Akron General Hospice.

If you became seriously ill and aren’t able to make your own medical decisions, would your family know what to do? Writing your decisions down in the form of advance directives will let others know your wishes about your future medical care.

Advance Directives are documents that tell your health care provider what kind of health care you want in the event you’re unable to make medical decisions for yourself. The two most commonly used advance directives are the living will and durable power of attorney for health care.

A good consumer website with information on advance directives, including state-specific forms is www.caringinfo.org.

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