Advance Directives

Completing an Advance Directive (Living Will and/or Medical Power of Attorney) assures that a personís end-of-life care wishes will be honored if he/she is unable to make decisions for his/herself, relieves loved ones of difficult decision-making and assures that all healthcare providers know the kind of care that is desired.

All West Virginia residents should complete the West Virginia Advance Directives and provide copies to their Medical Power of Attorney, family, physicians and local hospital.

West Virginia Advance Directive forms are available by clicking on the links below:

West Virginia Living Will
West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney
West Virginia Combined Form (Living Will & Medical Power of Attorney)

For a more thorough explanation of West Virginia Advance Directives, along with copies of the Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney, visit the West Virginia Center for End of Life Care website.


Hospice of the Panhandle offers educational presentations to community groups at no cost.             

To schedule an Advanced Directive workshop or to receive advanced care planning materials,
please contact Maria Lorensen, Development Director.
 304.264.0406, ext. 1225