Sep 6, 2022
If you worry about the medical care you’d receive if you became ill and were unable to speak for yourself, the publication, Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas, has the necessary forms to allow you to state your health care preferences…before a health crisis occurs. Advance directives allow you to voice your future healthcare wishes and appoint someone to be your voice if you become unable to speak for yourself. Unfortunately, unless these documents are in place, decisions can be made on your behalf that may not align with your wishes. Erin Yelland, interim director of the Kansas State University Center on Aging and an associate professor and Extension specialist in adult development and aging in the College of Health and Human Services, is the author of the publication. She says a majority of American adults don’t have advance health care directives in place.
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