Senior Health

Our bodies and mind change as we get older. Senior health deals with ways to stay healthy as we age. This includes making a plan to improve safety and taking routine tests and health screenings to detect health problems and treat them early.

Advanced Care Directive

What’s an Advanced Care Directive and why do I need someone else to help me? Advanced Care Directive is a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy, in which the person authorizes someone (an agent) to make decisions on their behalf when they are unable to do so. Decisions can be large and small. For example, “Who will be responsible for communicating with your family?” or “In the final stages of living, do you want to be at home?”


We offer free Advanced Care Directive Workshops. Call IEHP's Health Education team at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) (for TTY 1-800-718-IEHP (4347)) to learn more.

See also:

Advanced Care Directive Guide (PDF)
Advanced Care Directive Form (PDF)
PREPARE: A California program to help you make medical decisions for yourself and others.
National Library of Medicine: Seniors' Health


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