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Advance Directives, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Advance Directives, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills in Pennsylvania.

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A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

Guardianship

Information on legal guardianship from the Erie County Bar Association (August 22, 2018)

Health and Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy

Important information from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging on preserving your right to make decisions about your life. [PDF]

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else

This booklet from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging describes in simple terms what it's like to be a health care proxy, what to do while there is still time to think about it, how to make the hard decisions, and where to get help. [PDF] (2009)

Pennsylvania Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will - Why are these Important? (Video)

This video from the Allegheny County Bar Association explaining what a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will does for you and why it is important for you to have one.

Advance Health Care Declarations (Living Wills)

Information on advance health care directives and living wills from the Erie County Bar Association

A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF]

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning

This tool kit from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging contains a variety of self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources. There are 10 tools in all, each clearly labeled and user-friendly. The tool kit does not create a formal advance directive for you. Instead, it helps you do the much harder job of discovering, clarifying, and communicating what is important to you in the face of serious illness.

Guardianship

Information on legal guardianship from the Erie County Bar Association (August 22, 2018)

Health and Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy

Important information from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging on preserving your right to make decisions about your life. [PDF]

Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney

Free PA Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney endorsed by the Allegheny Bar Association and Allegheny County Medical Association. Download the Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney Form. Included is a video introduction to living wills and a video step by step guide to using the free endorsed Pennsylvania Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will form.

Living Wills/Health Care Powers of Attorney

Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. (August 2013)

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else

This booklet from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging describes in simple terms what it's like to be a health care proxy, what to do while there is still time to think about it, how to make the hard decisions, and where to get help. [PDF] (2009)

Pennsylvania Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will - Why are these Important? (Video)

This video from the Allegheny County Bar Association explaining what a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will does for you and why it is important for you to have one.

Power of Attorney

Information on Power of Attorney from the Erie County Bar Association. (August 2018)

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