Life File: A Checklist for End-of-Life Planning – Death With Dignity National Center offers a printable Life File checklist. A Life File is a central place to keep “how and what” documents that ensure your wishes are honored at the end of your life and your loved ones have the information they need to take care of your affairs when you die.
The Plain Dealer – Why everyone needs a living will and healthcare power of attorney, by Julie Washington, is a great article to read when starting your Advance Care Planning process.
Cleveland Clinic – This brief overview of Advance Care Planning includes short videos of actual patients and doctors discussing planning.
Leading Age Ohio – Choices: Living Well at the End of Life is a resource and workbook that covers Advance Directives in detail. It includes the legal documents for a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney in Ohio.
The companion guide, Conversations that Light the Way is a workbook designed to assist you in making choices about the kind of healthcare you want as you journey through the final phases of life.
CaringInfo – The most up-to-date version of every state’s Advance Directive documents are listed and linked on this page. The documents include simple and straightforward instructions for filling them out. Send it to your out-of-state friends and family or click here for Ohio’s document.