Where is the Advanced Directive?

posted Oct 31, 2013, 2:01 PM by Ayo Labode
While I was thinking about where to keep important documents, Paula Span posted a wonderful blog entry on the New York Times' The New Old Age Blog.  I have long flowed this blog because it provides practical information. 

At a minimum you should give your physician, including primary care physician and specialist such as your oncologist or cardiologist, a copy of your advanced directives.  Often overlooked is giving a copy to the named agent(s).  I suggest scanning the document and e-mail a copy to family members so that it can be accessed in a time of crises even from a smart phone.

Where's That Advance Care Directive?
Too many older adults simply can't lay hands on their advance care directives when they need to.