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Advance Planning in Louisiana

Advance directives (prepared in advance of when you will need them) are legal documents that explain your choices about medical treatment or designate someone to make those decisions for you, if you cannot.

Louisiana law recognizes two types of advance directives:

 

Wake suggests that you also consider filling out a Funeral and Disposition of Remains Directive.

 

 Wake recommends two resources as a place to begin learning about advance directives:

  • Planning for Incapacity is a self-help guide put out by the Louisiana Statewide Elder Task Force.

  • Louisiana Advance Directives is a publication of Peoples Health, a United HealthCare company. 

 

Both are clear, concise, written in simple language, and both provide form examples. Click below to read and/or download.

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