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?”
IEHP offers free Advanced Care Directive Workshops to help you. Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to see if a workshop is coming up near you!
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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MY LIFE. MY CHOICE.
An Advance Care Planning Program for IEHP DualChoice Members.
Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.
MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. is IEHP’s Advance Care Planning program for IEHP DualChoice Members. The online program helps you fill out Advance Care Directive forms and gives you a place to keep them safe to share with your Doctor. IEHP can also store related documents like Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney and Do Not Resuscitate forms. MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. is accessible through the IEHP Member Portal. You can easily upload your Advance Care Directives and access them at any time from your home computer or smartphone. You can also share your forms with your family, friends and caregivers by email, SMS and fax. If you get sick and cannot make medical decisions, having these documents lets others know your wishes about medical care. This ensures you get the treatment and medical care you want.
You can learn more about Advance Care Planning by accessing MY LIFE. MY CHOICE. through the IEHP Member Portal OR attending an in-person workshop.
- Log in to the Member portal.
- Log in to MY LIFE. MY CHOICE.
- Follow the steps to begin your Advance Care Planning.
Register for an in-person workshop:
- Log in to the Member portal at www.iehp.org.
- Click the Health & Wellness tab.
- Choose “Senior Health” for a list of workshops with dates and times.
- Choose the workshop you want to attend.