Taking Steps Vermont
A stepwise approach to advance care planning
Who's Your Person?
What's Your Plan?
A Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties advance care planning initiative.Learn more
Advance care planning (ACP) is a process to help a person, in advance of injury, serious illness or catastrophic event, think about and plan for future medical decisions at a time when they are unable to speak for themselves.
STEP 1: Appoint a Health Care Agent.
STEP 2: Complete an Advance Directive with detailed information about your health care goals and treatment preferences.
STEP 3: Consider talking with your clinician about Medical Orders to limit the use of aggressive, life-sustaining treatments at the end-of-life.Advance Directive Forms Learn more about health care decisions and advance directives