Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

This page provides information about creating an advance care plan so that your loved ones will be able to carry out your wishes if you are no longer able to communicate. An advance care plan includes your preferences for medical care and your designation of a person to make those decisions for you. It may also include your preferences for comfort, interaction with your family and friends, or things you want your loved ones to know. The video below explains more and identifies three documents that meet Tennessee legal requirements and do not require you to hire an attorney.

For more information about advance care planning or to obtain forms:  Aging with Dignity Free online version of Five Wishes Tennessee Advance Directive Catholic Diocese of Memphis Advance Directive To learn about the Living Well Dying Well initiative in Shelby County, contact Debra Bartelli, DrPH.