Do I need an Advanced Healthcare Directive?

When a person grows older, the chances that they may unfortunately run into health complications has a tendency to increase. Though health is sometimes unpredictable, there are ways that you and your loved ones can be prepared. However, you should not wait until later in life to make a plan for what you want to happen in the event of a medical emergency. It is important that you let someone that you have a strong relationship with know what types of decisions you want made about your health in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself.

One of the most important documents that all adults should have is an Advanced Healthcare Directive. An Advanced Healthcare Directive is a document which informs your doctors, hospital, and most importantly, your loved ones, what you want to happen should you become so infirmed and you can’t make those decisions for yourself. They include such things as, do I want to be given drugs? Do I want to be given hydration and nutrition? Do I want to donate parts of my body at the time of my demise? There are forms such as Do Not Resuscitate forms, life support options, and more that should absolutely be discussed with someone you can trust.

If you have questions or concerns about an Advanced Healthcare Directive and how you can prepare for an unfortunate health situation, it may be beneficial to speak with an experienced attorney. Our firm would be happy to provide you with assistance and help you create a plan.

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