Choosing Your Direction of Care

Many different choices are available for your direction of care. Awareness of the supports and choices available can help you make the decisions that are right for you with the support of your health care provider. A Plan of Care is essential for those who need long term ventilation.


• Your choices in care can change as your needs change.

• Having a Plan of Care that includes Advanced Directives will help health care workers respect your choices, including times when you

  may not be able to speak for yourself.

• It is essential that you and your family speak regularly with your primary health care providers and keep your Plan of Care up to date.