What if you cannot make health-care decisions for yourself?
It’s a conversation that is unpleasant and easily put off until you see a well publicized dispute such as Teri Schiavo’s case. However, its is imperative that you consider the quality of life you would want if you were incapaciated and unable to communicate. Making these decisions now can ensure that your wishes are carried out and prevent future legal battles between loved ones. Executing an Advance Healthcare Directive and Living Will allows you to designate a Health Care Agent who will have authority to act according to your wishes.
Anyone can complete an Advance Healthcare Directive but to be effective, it must be witnessed properly. Additionally, the directive is taken from the statute and can be easily misinterpreted by a layperson. We can walk you through the directive, answer your questions and make sure you wishes are properly designated.
Whatever your wishes are, its important to also consider how they will impact your loved ones financially. You may ask yourself how you are going to pay for life-extending measures and whether this will impact your estate planning.
We have experience helping people plan for the worst. Call us today to set up an appointment for an Advance Healthcare Directive consultation.