Home  |  Location  |  Contact Us  |  Legal Q & A  |  Resources  |  E-News  |  Sign Up for Our E-News

Our law firm provides general
law services, including:

Estate Planning
     Wills, Trusts, Probate,
     Health Care Proxies,
     Powers of Attorney, Living Wills,
     Tax and Probate Avoidance

Elder Law
     Guardianships, Conservatorships,
     Medicare, Medicaid and
     Assisted Living

     Adoptions for Single Parents, Parents,
     Blended Families, Grandparents,
     New Babies, DHS - Department of
     Human Services

Family Law
     Domestic Relations, Divorce
Business and Corporate Law
     Incorporating, Limited Liability
     Company, and Debt Collection

Real Estate Law
     Contracts, Deeds, Notes, Mortgages
Personal Injury










What is an Advanced Care Plan?

An Advanced Care Plan is a document that takes the place of a living will or death-with-dignity declaration.

The Advanced Care Plan is relatively new in Arkansas. It deals with a quality of life and an unacceptable quality of life and allows the maker of the Advanced Care Plan to set out what they determine to be an unacceptable quality of life in four areas.

These four areas are:

  1. Permanently unconscious condition
  2. Permanently confused condition
  3. Need assistance with all of my activities of daily living, and
  4. A terminable condition where I have taken all of the treatment and there is nothing left to take.

The person making this Advanced Care Plan will check any or all of the above which that person believes to be an unacceptable quality of life.

If that person’s life is beset by one of the unacceptable quality-of-life conditions which that person has chosen, then that person can decide on the treatment in the following ways:

  1. Do you want CPR?
  2. Do you want tube feeding or IV fluids?
  3. Do you want treatment of a new condition?
  4. Do you want life support?

You make the choices on what is an unacceptable quality of life and you make the decision on what treatment you want if you have an unacceptable quality of life. 

Attached is a sample of an Advanced Care Plan.

Home | Adoption | Business & Corporate Law | Family Law | Elder Law | Estate Planning | Legal Q & A
Resources | Location | Our Practice | Personal Injury | Real Estate Law | E-News | Sign up for our E-News | Contact Us
© The Strother Firm, P.A. • #1 Cedar Square, 210 E. Seventh Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 • Fax (870) 425-1146 • Phone (870) 425-3464
We accept these major credit cards. Email Lane Strother  •   Email Judith Strother  •   Email Jodi Strother