Make sure everyone knows and understands your wishes. Share completed copies with your family, friends, doctors and caregivers. Keep an extra copy of your free form in an easily-found location. Some keep it in a folder attached to the refrigerator, in their car, or purse/wallet.
It's important to update this form on a regular basis. Make sure your wishes are in line with the form. Be sure to keep your advance directives up to date as your wishes change and be sure your provider and decision maker have the most up to date document.