Writing down your wishes for future medical care helps to guide your family, friends and providers through how you would like to be cared for if you were unable to speak for yourself.

 

All of the documents below are a Living Will in the State of Colorado.

 

RECOMMENDED* The Easy to Read Colorado Advance Health Care Directive allows you to select a medical decision maker AND also allows you the opportunity to outline how you would like to be cared for at the end-of-life. This form is also available in Spanish and for other states.

This form requires both your signature AND 2 witnesses to make it a legal document.

Easy to Read Colorado Advance Health Care Directive

ALTERNATIVE* The One Page Living Will, provided by the Colorado Hospital Association, has guidelines for your family and healthcare team of more specific medical treatment you would want to receive should you be unable to make those wishes known.
It is best to talk about this with your provider.
This form requires both your signature AND 2 witnesses (or a notary) to make it a legal document.

Living Will

ALTERNATIVE* The Five Wishes allows you to select a medical decision maker AND outline how you would like to be cared for at the end-of-life.
This form requires both your signature AND 2 witnesses to make it a legal document.

Five Wishes

 

 

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