A Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will is a document which gives you the opportunity to provide instructions to your loved ones and your doctors about the medical treatment you would like to receive or do not want to receive under is you are not able to communicate your wishes about your care. The Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will is not just for people who are older or who may be in poor health. It is an important document for all of us to have. If you have been to see a doctor or had to go into a hospital for a medical procedure in recent years, you were probably asked if you have a living will.
The living will is another one of the pieces of your Estate Plan and is an important document to have because it appoints someone to act has your agent or surrogate and gives them the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are not able to do so.
If you have questions about a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will, please contact me. Below is a questionnaire that we use to get the information that we need to identify your appointed agent/surrogate.