A living will is not a will in the typical sense as it isn’t used to leave property after death. Instead, it’s a document that lays out a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment should they be unable to communicate with health care providers or family. If you become incapacitated or unable to communicate, you can ensure you receive the healthcare you desire by creating advance healthcare directives. It not only ensures these wishes are known, but also protects loved ones from having to make difficult, personal choices if the time came.
Planning for such events while you are healthy will save your family a great deal of potential heartache and put the focus where it should be—on your wishes. Should the need arise, your family will be grateful that you took the time to prepare for an unfortunate event.
A durable power of attorney for health care, also called a medical power of attorney, health care directive, or health care proxy, is another way to provide binding instructions about health care desires. The durable power of attorney for health care allows a person to give someone legal authority to make health care decisions in the event they cannot. To learn more about naming a power of attorney.
When making these decisions, it is vital that you seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. At Smith & Smith, we understand the importance of being prepared for the future, which is why we work hard to help you create the plan that will work best for you. We form personal relationships with all of our clients, and we strive to help you in this difficult personal decision, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Contact Smith & Smith today to find out more or receive a free consultation.