Two out of three adults in the US have not completed an Advance Directive.
Source: Health Affairs. A recent university research team found that only 38.2 percent of people with a chronic illness had advanced directives compared to 32.7 percent of healthy people.
Put your wishes down on paper and share them. Planning in advance is a tremendous gift for you and your loved ones. A Death Midwife will help inform you of the many choices and possibilities at the end of life and help you create a Living Death Plan. Ideally, you will review your plan on an annual basis to ensure your wishes are still current and keep them in a safe place known to your loved ones.
Crossing Threshold can assist you with compiling your Death Plan which include important and sensitive documents such as:
Arizona Health Care Directive - In the event you were not able to speak/act for yourself, this document gives specific medical care directives at the end of life.
Prehospital Medical Care Directive - which is commonly referred to as the Do Not Resuscitate or “DNR” form.
Health Care Power of Attorney - allows you to appoint a person you trust as your healthcare agent, who is authorized to make medical decisions on your behalf.
Financial Power of Attorney - allows you to appoint a person you trust as your agent, who is authorized to make financial/business decisions on your behalf.
Funeral and Body Disposition Plan - outlines your wishes concerning the care of your body after death and your request for final disposition (such as burial, cremation, etc.).