Choosing a health care agent may help you avoid the need for guardianship in the future. Get started with these helpful resources.

The Massachusetts Healthcare Proxy form can be found for download here.

For those outside Massachusetts, The American Bar Association created a tool that can designate a healthcare decision-maker in most states. It can be found here.

5 Wishes is a document that helps you articulate what you do and do not want at the end of life. It is a useful tool to guide challenging conversations about things you may never have considered. Download it for free here and share it with your health care agent, family and medical team.