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In the event you become incapacitated or are unable to determine the parameters for your end-of-life health care, take measures today to ensure that your wishes are upheld. Making an Advanced Health Care Directive today can help protect not only you, but also your family from trying to make controversial decisions. They will be grateful that you preemptively determined how you wish to be cared for.
Advanced Health Care Directives outline instructions including:
- How you want to be treated if you are incapacitated
- What it means to you to be incapacitated
- Who is responsible for carrying out your directive
- Religious ceremonies you may wish for your passing
- Burial or cremation directions
- Pain management for end of life
- Preferences for artificially sustaining life
- Resuscitation orders
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While it is possible to write your Advanced Health Care Directive on your own, consulting with an experienced estate planning attorney can help you make sure you have covered all the elements that the directive is able to address. Furthermore, we can provide valuable tools for you in the writing of your directive to make the process easier for you and for your family. Know that as soon as you have written and signed your Advanced Health Care Directive in front of the appropriate witnesses, it becomes legally binding.
With our guidance, we can help you determine the most appropriate individual to establish as your medical power of attorney. This person will be able to make medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself.
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