An advanced healthcare directive is one way to specify how your healthcare is to be carried out in the case that you become unable or unfit to make your own healthcare decisions. There are multiple types of advanced healthcare directive:
- Living wills
- Healthcare power of attorney
- Do-not-resuscitate declaration
Those are a few examples. Here at Casterline Law Offices, we can help guide you through the process of preparing an advanced healthcare directive to ensure that your physical and mental health is treated as per your wishes if you become unable to make your own medical decisions.
Advanced healthcare directives allow you to be extremely specific in deciding how your healthcare is to be carried out if you are unable to make the decisions yourself. This may be to ensure that religious beliefs are followed during all medical proceedings, or to outline your own personal terms that you wish to be treated by.
You can appoint a healthcare power of attorney if you wish someone else to handle your healthcare decisions on your behalf.
At Casterline Law Offices, we have great experience in estate planning, and your health is an important part of that. If you are worried about being unable to make your own decisions in the future, then get in contact today and let us guide you through the process of making your wishes known. Even if you’ve already got an estate plan and advanced healthcare directive in place, we may be able to improve it.