Advance Healthcare Directive
An "advance healthcare directive” is a document that allows you to designate an individual to carry out important health care decisions in the event that you are unable to make such decisions. With an advanced health care directive, your physician, friends, family, and loved ones will be aware of your healthcare preferences and wishes concerning matters such as surgical procedures, life-sustaining treatment, and organ donation.
By creating an advance healthcare directive early on, you can assure that your individual wishes and needs will be carried out in the unfortunate circumstance that you can no longer communicate them yourself. Also, advanced health care directives alleviate the need for loved ones having to make critical decisions during a very emotional time which can be very stressful to all the parties involved.
If you would like to receive more information pertaining to advance healthcare directives, please contact our office for a free consultation.