Be prepared with a living will
Thinking about end-of-life decisions can be difficult, but studies show that seniors who write a living will feel relieved that a plan is in place for their medical needs should a sudden health crisis arise.
Different from a Last Will and Testament, a living will helps to ensure that your medical wishes are met when you are unable to communicate. Sometimes called a medical or healthcare directive, each state has different stipulations. Without a living will, a doctor or hospital administrator will make decisions for your advanced care. Paired with a power of attorney, your medical advanced directives will be followed. If you choose an unmarried partner or friend to make your decisions, you must have a living will and medical power of attorney in place.
Be proactive about your needs if a sudden health crisis arises. Your family and friends may not know your wishes and will be comforted knowing you have set a medical directive in place. Decision making can be stressful for a family when they are concerned and grieving; a living will takes the decision-making out of their hands and provides them with your plan.
We're here to help. If you have any questions on estate planning and power of attorney, give us a call at 503-520-1350.
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4525 SW 99th Ave.