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Report reveals need for more seniors to get living will

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new report looks at the number of people who have made arrangements for their health care in the event they become incapacitated and can't make decisions for themselves.

The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics finds a majority, 88 percent of patients in hospice have at least one advanced directive on record.

That's a living will or "do not resuscitate" order.

The percentage falls to 65 percent for those in a nursing home and 28 percent of home health care patients.

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