When you or a loved one is coping with an urgent medical situation, having a plan in place for care can help to avoid unnecessary stress and uncertainty in an already difficult situation. When you plan ahead about the type of care that you’ll receive, how you will pay for it, and who can make decisions about it will make medical treatment easier to navigate.
Taking steps to create legally binding documents outlining your wishes can give you and your family significant peace of mind. Here are some things that you should think about when establishing a care directive or authorizing a medical proxy.
Consider situations that could arise from a particular condition
If you are concerned about the possibility of experiencing specific health complications due to a progressive condition or an illness, you should evaluate what type of treatment you would like to receive. In the event of your incapacity, you will still be able to consent to care or withhold consent for certain forms of care by planning ahead.
Empower your loved ones to advocate for your health
You know that the people closest to you will do whatever they can to support you when you need them. A medical proxy or limited power of attorney will equip them to get in-depth information about your condition and treatment options so that they can seek out and facilitate the best possible quality of care.
Do not wait to plan for something as important as your healthcare. Schedule a free consultation for help as soon as you can.