Do I Need an Advance Healthcare Directive?

When it comes to estate planning, there are a lot of different decisions to consider. Some people think of estate planning as creating a will and moving on. This is not the case. In fact, just creating a will is not enough to have a thorough estate plan. There are many other documents to consider, including trusts, a power of attorney, an advance healthcare directive, and any other documents that may be beneficial to your estate. Estate planning can feel daunting, but it is one of the most important things you can do. Creating an estate plan will ensure your wishes are followed and your loved ones are cared for. One of the documents you may want to consider is an advance healthcare directive. We all have different wishes and beliefs regarding our healthcare, and it is important to make sure these wishes are followed. Read on to learn more about advance healthcare directives and how you can create one.

What is an Advance Healthcare Directive?

An advance healthcare directive allows you to make a plan for your end of life care. This is not something any of us want to think about, but it is an incredibly important thing to do. There may come a time when you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. In this event, your doctors and loved ones can turn to your advance health directive for guidance. This allows your wishes to be followed, and takes the burden of having to make these stressful and important decisions off your loved ones. In an advance healthcare directive, you can discuss topics including:

  • CPR use
  • Ventilator use
  • Artificial nutrition
  • Artificial hydration
  • Hospice care

Keep in mind, you should consider creating an advance healthcare at any point in your life. It is never too early to begin preparing for the future.

How Can I Make One?

If you are interested in creating an advance healthcare directive, contact our firm today. We are here to help you through every step of the estate planning process. We understand the stress of estate planning and we want to ensure that the process goes as quickly and easily as possible. We have the skill and experience to create an individualized estate plan that meets the needs of you and your loved ones.

If you are ready to begin the estate planning process, reach out to our firm today. We are here to walk you through the process and ensure that your estate planning needs are met.

Contact our Firm

If you or a loved one needs assistance creating an estate plan and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact the Law Office of Andres D. Gil, PLLC today.

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