Advanced Healthcare Directives
Advance healthcare directives, such as a living will and healthcare power of attorney, are legal documents that allow you to spell out, in detail, how you would like medical decisions to be made on your behalf in the case that you are not able to make these decisions yourself due to injury, illness or incapacity.
Advance care planning is important at any age. Planning for medical care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want and be okay with, should anything happen resulting in you being unable to speak for yourself. We can help you start thinking about what kind of treatment and decisions you would want and who your agent should be.
We can help you engage in an informed, thoughtful reflection about your wishes and values, and help you navigate effective communication about your wishes between you and your likely decision-makers before a crisis occurs.
Healthcare Power of Attorney
A healthcare power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent that will be able to make decisions about your health and medical care in the event that you are in a position where you cannot make or communicate these decisions yourself.
A living will is legal document in which you can specify what type of end-of-life medical treatment you would like to receive and what type of treatment you would not like to receive in the event that you are unable to communicate these wishes directly to medical professionals.
Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent to act on your behalf. This agent has broad authority and their powers often include the ability to handle your financial and business transactions, buying life insurance, operating your business interests, making gifts on your behalf, and employing professional help.
A durable power of attorney remains in effect even in the event that you become incapacitated.