Advanced Directives and other care options allow you to make your wishes known about what care you would like to receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. It is important to have these documents on file with your family and healthcare providers. Without written Advance Directive paperwork, emergency/medical personnel and family members may not be able to act upon your wishes.
There are several directives available in Ohio including a Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Ohio’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law and Organ and Tissue Donation. For more information, please contact our Social Services Department at 419-289-0491, ext. 2463, 2464 or 2458. You can also visit www.putitinwriting.org.