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Advance Care Planning


Establishing an end-of-life care plan is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Why? Because at any age a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. That is why it is so crucial for you to have a conversation with your family and physician to create an advance directive, which makes sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself.

A Step-by-Step Program

PREPARE is a step-by-step program designed for you that includes video stories to help you:

  • Fill out an advance directive form to ensure your medical wishes are followed
  • Reduce the financial and emotional burden on your family
  • Communicate with your health care team and family

Click the video above to learn more

Advance Directive

Village Medical PREPARE Advance Directive in English

To get started on your advance directive, select your state and language below to put the form on your computer.

English Spanish

Fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat or print the form and fill it out. Click here if you need to get Adobe Acrobat.

Remember to share a copy of your advance directive with your family, friends, and healthcare team. Talk with them about your wishes and let them know where they can find a copy of your completed advance directive.


As you think about your choices, talking with your loved ones, or documenting your decisions, you may have questions. Please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to talk with you.


You can also download the pamphlet below, which has information on the 5 Steps found on the website to help you complete your advance directive.

PREPARE Pamphlet

Choose a language to download the pamphlet.

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