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Advance Directives: Caring for You & Your Family
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
Starting conversations about end-of-life care with family members can be uncomfortable, but are worth having. Putting your wishes about end-of-life care in writing—with documents known as advance directives—can make a big difference in serious health situations.

Communicate With Your Doctors
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Communicate With Your Doctors
You and your doctor need accurate information from each other. Open communication with your doctor is one of the most important factors in getting and staying healthy.

Organize Your Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Organize Your Health Care

Do You Need a Yearly Checkup?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Get Preventive Health Care
Checkups are good for establishing a relationship with your primary care clinician and for screening tests. Here are resources with more on what tests you might need to stay healthy.

Making Plans for Your End-of-Life Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
It’s important to make your wishes known to your family and doctors regarding treatment at the end-of-life. Here are resources to help you have this conversation.

What Is Hospice?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Hospice care can provide extra support for people near the end-of-life and their families. Here’s what you need to know.

Choosing a Nursing Home
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Choosing a nursing home for a family member can be a challenging and exhausting process.

What Is Palliative Care?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Palliative care provides therapies are designed to make patients more comfortable and ease the symptoms of serious illnesses or conditions. Learn more.

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Learn about long-term care and whether you need long-term care insurance.

Survival Tips for Family Caregivers
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
If a family member or friend has a serious medical illness or procedure, you may be called on to provide care after your loved one leaves the hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office. Assisting with their health care needs frequently falls on untrained family members or friends.

How Much Will Your Health Care Cost?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
It can be hard to figure out how much your health care will cost ahead of time. Here are some tips for preparing for the cost of your procedures.

What Are Medicare and Medicaid?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
Learn more about the U.S. government’s health insurance programs for older adults and people with low-incomes and resources.

Getting Health Insurance
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
Don’t have health insurance? Here’s advice on how to find the right insurance for your needs.

Who’s Who in Your Doctor’s Office
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Communicate With Your Doctors
Medical offices have a lot of staff but one common goal—helping you, the patient. Here are some of the people you may meet during your doctor’s appointment.