Honoring Choices Massachusetts and Cake are partnering to make it easy to access and securely store Honoring Choices materials online.
Health Care Proxy
As a competent adult, starting at 18 years old, you have the right to direct your health care choices and make your own health care plan. A good place to start to make your plan is to choose a trusted person called a Health Care Agent or “Agent”. An Agent is your advocate with the power to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make decisions yourself. You appoint an Agent in a legal document called a Health Care Proxy.
Your download should open in another tab. Be sure to come back here and upload the document when you're done!
A Personal Directive (also know as a Living Will) is a personal document where you write down what's important to you and give your Agent, family and care providers information about the care you want and do not want. A Personal Directive, or any Living Will, is not legally binding in Massachusetts, but is an essential part of your health care plan. It's "your voice" for the care you want when are unable to speak for yourself.