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Different from a traditional will, a living will is established to communicate end-of-life medical decisions. If a patient is unable to communicate, a living will explains the level of life-saving measures the patient prefers to their family and medical providers. The following forms to do not include a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form. For this form or for more information, please talk to your doctor.

IMPORTANT: Do not sign these forms. They must be signed in front of a notary public. Contact Angie Del Nero, our social worker and a notary public, at (828) 262-9170 to set up a time to sign these forms.

Living Will

A living will lets you state your wishes regarding life-prolonging measures in the event that you can no longer make your own healthcare decisions and you are terminally ill, permanently unconscious, or suffer from permanent loss of cognitive ability.

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Healthcare Power of Attorney

A healthcare power of attorney allows you to name someone to make decisions about your healthcare—including decisions about life-prolonging measures—any time you can no longer speak for yourself (not just at end of life).

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