Advance Care Directives are specific instructions about medical care if that person becomes unable to do so. An example is a Living Will, a document that explains the wishes of a person during a terminal illness. Do Not Resuscitate Order, for example: “No CPR if breathing or heart stops.” It is written by doctor after discussing with the patient or a designated person.
A Medical Power of Attorney allows the person to appoint someone else to make health care decisions if the person is unable to communicate.
Take the time to consider the language that is in an Advance health care directive. Your elder law attorney can provide specific assistance.
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