What is a Living Will?

A living will is a planning decide that can give you peace of mind. It is a written device that explains what types of medical treatment that a person would want at the end of life if they are unable to speak for themselves. This legally binding document that will let medical professionals know as to decisions including whether to be on mechanical ventilation, or to allow for a feeding tube, among many others. Quality of life and cost to family are some of the considerations people think about when making these critical decisions.

Importantly, a living will often override a power of attorney or a health care surrogate’s decisions if done properly. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to hire a professional to create these documents. An attorney can advise you on how these documents interact with each other and ensure these documents do what you want them to. Usually the online forms are not worth the paper they are printed on, due to not being created by attorneys or executed incorrectly. If you have any questions about how to plan your medical decisions, call us today.

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