Advance Directives

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney: Make YOUR Choices Known!

Choices Living Well At The End Of Life

LeadingAge Ohio has created the Choices: Living Well at the End of Life - Eighth Edition. The 8th edition includes the most recent advance directives documents and vital information to explain the difference between the documents, definitions and FAQs.


Two Options Available to Get Your Choices booklet:

Option #1: Download the pdf version of the Choices booklet below, print and complete.
Download Choices Living Well At The End Of Life (8th edition pdf)

Option #2: Order the Choices booklet through our new system.

Click here to order Advance Directives


The decisions a person makes regarding their healthcare and treatment preferences at the end of life are extremely important. While living wills and advance directives are vital, the conversations around these decisions and choices are also crucial. We recommend completing these forms and viewing the Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney documents as tools for having meaningful advance care planning conversations with your physician and family members.

Conversations That Light The Way is a workbook designed to assist you in making choices about the kind of healthcare you want as you journey through the final phases of life. Although this subject can be uncomfortable for many people to address, it is important that each person has the opportunity to make these important choices for themselves.

For a printable copy of the complete advance directive booklet and companion guide:

Advance Directives forms from other states are available online, as well.


Ohio Advance Directives Translations in Other Languages

The Spanish translation of the Choices brochure is now available, thanks to United Healthcare.

For a printable copy of the Spanish advance directive booklet:

Download Choices Living Well At The End Of Life - Spanish

Also available are copies of Ohio’s living will and healthcare power of attorney into Somali, Nepali, and Arabic. Thanks to the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Central Ohio Hospital Council, the Hospice Council of Northwest Ohio, Mercy-Bonsecours Health System and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for their assistance in funding these translations.

For a printable copies of Ohio's Living Will in other translations:

For a printable copies of Ohio's Healthcare Power of Attorney in other translations:



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