McLaren Medicare
Advance Directive

Advance Directive For Providers

Advance Directives

An Advance Directive is a form completed by a patient that directs providers how to deliver care in situations when the patient is unable to communicate or make medical decisions for themselves. Advance Directives explain a patient’s health care choices and end-of-life care preferences, and makes them known. The form also allows the patient to identify someone to act as their health care advocate with decision-making responsibility for their care if necessary.

An Advance Directive can be detailed and include types of care and/or treatments a patient would accept or refuse to continue their life. Some types of Advance Directives may only address certain situations such as organ/tissue donation, or when to resuscitate (if at all). It gives written notice to all health care providers on how to render services according to the patient’s choices. Encourage patients to regularly discuss their treatment choices with you, family members and their health care advocate.

Download CaringInfo’s Michigan Advance Directive Form to share with your McLaren patients.

McLaren Medicare Advance Directive member information.