Make Sure Your Family Knows What Medical Care You Want
End-of-life health care issues often bring out the most emotional responses from family members. As some of your children and grandchildren struggle with the emotions of your possible death, others in your family may not wish to see doctors prolong your pain and suffering. A medical power of attorney (often referred to as a living will) is a legal instrument that allows your assigned loved one the power to make health care decisions on your behalf, in the event you become incapacitated due to injury or illness.
Prior to Assigning a Power of Attorney
Assigning a power of attorney to a family member is a first step, but it does not go far enough. Before you agree to assign the legal right to make health care decisions on our behalf, it is necessary that your loved one understands your wishes and the extent of medical treatment you would choose for yourself.
Advanced Health Care Directives
An advance health care directive gives you the legal option to specifically state exactly what procedures you will allow doctors to perform as well as when you want doctors to stop providing treatment, in the event you are incapacitated. You will take the uncertainty and guilt away from your family as they struggle with what decisions you would make regarding your own health care.
Financial Power of Attorney
A financial power of attorney allows you to assign the right to make decisions about your financial matters to a spouse or loved one in the event you become incapacitated. By putting a financial power of attorney in the hands of a specified person, you will prevent unwanted family member from fraudulently gaining access to financial accounts and other property assets.
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