Advance Directive

A legal document, also referred to as a medical directive, that documents an individual's preferences regarding the manner in which they would like to receive health care, in the event they can no longer communicate such wishes directly. Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxy are examples.

More Common Terms

  • Reverse Mortgage A type of loan where an individual borrows against the value of their home and does not have to pay back the principal until the individual sells the home or leaves the home permanently.
  • Speech Therapy Individual or group therapy sessions that help an individual overcome communication conditions such as aphasia, swallowing difficulties, and voice disorders.
  • Occupational Therapy Therapy that trains individuals to manage everyday tasks in order to promote independence in the home.

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