Honoring Choices Wisconsin is a major initiative to help you discuss and plan for your future healthcare in the event that you are unable to make your own medical decisions.
Upland Hills Health is a part of this initiative and can help you learn more and take the next step.
For more information visit the Honoring Choices Wisconsin website.
To schedule an appointment to discuss an Honoring Choices Advance Directive that is right for you, call Upland Hills Health Patient and Family Services
Advance Directive-Advance Care Planning
608-930-7200 extension 7172 or 6161
Frequently Asked Questions about Advance Directives
If you can’t communicate or make your healthcare decisions… who will? Have you chosen someone to make those decisions for you? Do your family, friends and physician know who that person is? Is it in writing?
Advance Directive is the answer.
What is Advance Directive?
An advance directive is a written document that allows you to communicate information to your health care provider, family, and friends. It includes:
The type of medical intervention you may or may not want performed.
Who you’ve appointed as spokesperson to make your medical decisions–when you cannot.
How do I appoint a spokesperson?
The power of attorney for health care advance directive (POAHC) allows you to name a spokesperson. The spokeperson’s role is critical in situations where nursing and rehabilitation placement is needed and for tube-feeding decisions. If you become unable to make healthcare decisions AND do not have a power of attorney for health, a legal guardian may need to be appointed.
Do I have to have an Advance Directive?
Having your medical wishes followed is very important to the health care providers at Upland Hills Health. And we hope you will take the time to consider the advantages of having an advance directive. Completing an advance directive is optional. Please be assured you will not be denied care at Upland Hills Health based on whether or not you have one.
How do I get started on creating my Advance Directive?
Start with frank discussions with your physician and with your family members. It will give your loved ones greater confidence and comfort when following your stated wishes. Putting your wishes down in writing is the next step.