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Advance Directives & DNR Orders

Planning ahead is about preparing for the future today. Communicating your end-of-life wishes to your loved ones, appointing a healthcare power of attorney, and addressing financial issues such as wills and paying for long-term care are just a few of the issues you can address today to plan for tomorrow.


In the event of an emergency, will your wishes be known and honored? Will your loved ones be prepared to make decisions on your behalf if and when the time comes? Will your loved ones know where to find a copy of your advance directives?

With MedicAlert Foundation, your written advance directives are safely and confidentially stored and made available when and where they’re needed. Storing your Advance Directive Order in your MedicAlert Health Record ensures responders will be notified of your wishes immediately when they contact MedicAlert.

Learn more about what types of documents you can store with MedicAlert >

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Most emergency responders in the United States will initiate CPR or other life-sustaining measures unless they see a recognized DNR order for the patient. With MedicAlert’s DNR service, you’re able to communicate your prehospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders as part of your MedicAlert medical ID.

It’s important for you to consider your Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders before an emergency takes place. MedicAlert customers can display their pre-hospital DNR orders on their medical IDs and store their orders in their MedicAlert Health Record.

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