The Commonwealth of Virginia Advance Health Care Directive Registry

End of life planning is an uncomfortable topic for most people, but it is an important one nonetheless. The best way to deal with planning for the end of life stage is through an Advance Health Care Directive.

Advance Health Care Directives are legal documents and they are not just for individuals who are terminally ill or critically injured. These are pieces of legal documentation that even healthy individuals should think getting about as no one really knows when their end of life wishes will need to be carried out.

Unfortunately, getting an Advance Health Care Directive isn’t always enough. It is of no use to the individual if doctors in a hospital are not able to access the directives when they are needed. The document can’t be lying in a shoebox somewhere, it has to be in a more accessible place.

That is why an Advance Health Care Directive … Read More