Now, more than ever, it’s important to have a healthcare directive in place in the event that you get sick or become incapacitated and lose the ability to speak for yourself.
A comprehensive healthcare directive not only spells out your preferences for medical and end-of-life care (including your wishes regarding ventilation, feeding tubes, resuscitation, nursing home care, etc.), but this document also allows you to appoint a person you trust to make decisions and communicate with doctors if you are unable.
If you don’t already have a healthcare directive created as part of your estate plan, you can download this important legal document free of charge by filling out this form.
After creating your healthcare directive, make sure to give a copy to your healthcare agent, store it in a safe place, and let your loved ones know how to access the document in an emergency.
These are challenging times, but please know that we are here to answer any questions you have about estate planning or dealing with a loved one’s final affairs. If there’s anything we can do to help, please contact us at 916-241-9661 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.