ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE

One of the hazards of life is incapacity due to age, illness, or injury. Legal incapacity means that a person can no longer make decisions for themselves. An Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to nominate someone you trust to carry out your health care wishes as you have directed in your document. It also provides medical care professionals with written instructions about your wishes regarding medical treatment under certain circumstances (life support, organ donation, pain management, etc.). Having an Advance Medical Directive assures your wishes are followed regarding your medical care and lessens the burden on your loved ones who will not have to guess. This along with a Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions, can help avoid a complicated and expensive court proceeding called Conservatorship.