Living Will

A legal document that describes individuals' wishes and preferences about lifesaving medical treatments should they not be able to communicate their wishes directly.

More Common Terms

  • Ombudsman A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
  • Depression Depression is a biological illness which may include sadness without any apparent cause, lack of interest, change in appetite and fatigue. Because depression is an illness, a person can't just "snap out of it."
  • Long Term Care (LTC) Health, personal and social care provided over a sustained period of time to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired. This may include in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

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