An advance care directive is a legal document that allows individuals to express their wishes for medical treatment if they are unable to make decisions for themselves. The document typically includes two main components: a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare. Advanced care directive states your end-of-life care wishes, also called a living will, and identifies the patient advocate authorized to carry out these orders. I recommend you keep a signed and dated copy of your Advanced Directive in a plastic bag taped to your refrigerator for emergency medical care.