Advance Health Care Directives
Planning for end-of-life care is a somber process, but you can take comfort in knowing that you are not burdening your loved ones with the terrible decisions regarding how to handle overwhelming medical decisions. An advance health care directive is a document that provides your family with guidelines for making medical choices based on your wishes.
An advance health care directive (AHCD) can be a sensitive matter, but can also give you tremendous peace of mind. Your AHCD needs to be properly documented and handled in order to ensure that your wished are carried out. In order to properly complete this complex document, it is very important to contact a knowledgeable and caring estate planning lawyer from a dedicated firm without delay. Being prepared now can help avoid future heartache and burden for your loved ones.
A properly created advanced health care directive will allow you to appoint another person to make health care decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to do so. This person, often known as a health care proxy, may be a spouse or family member that understands your wishes and expectations.
You may also choose to leave specific instructions for your future healthcare should you become unable to communicate. Also known as a living will, you can express your wishes for medical treatment or your specific instructions regarding life support measures. You may also be an organ donor, and your living will or AHCD can make your wishes clear.
Providing Final Instructions For Your Loved Ones
The advance health care directive or living will arranges for clear instructions regarding any options to prolong life, minimize pain or reject treatment. At WealthPLAN, PC, we can assist you in filing a document that is legally sound and ensures that your expectations are met. We will examine your objectives from several perspectives in order to recommend an approach that will minimize the burden on you and your family.
Contact an advanced health care directive and living wills lawyer from a compassionate and professional firm to help you outline your wishes for medical care should you become unable to communicate. WealthPLAN, PC, may be able to help you minimize the burden on your loved ones by creating a clear and legal document that meets your expectations. Call 408-918-9030.