It Is Important To Set Advance Care Directives
Advance care directives have one important use: set the rules for your health care. Advance health care directives come into play when you cannot direct your own care due to inability or incapacitation. Without these important documents, your family will have to struggle together to figure out a way forward.
At Welter Law Office, attorney Denise Welter provides each of her clients with the insight and service they need to create an advance care plan. Her work for people across Wesley Chapel and Florida has made a difference for families for more than 20 years. She’s here to answer your questions and get your plans in working order.
Advance Care Directives Are Living Wills
The terms can be used interchangeably. They include all the information you would need to ensure your care in any number of medical situations, such as:
- Health Care Surrogate: An individual selected in the same manner as a power of attorney who is only looking at how to best handle your health care.
- HIPAA Releases: Appropriate HIPAA documentation is necessary to provide your information to necessary parties, such as other care providers, health care surrogate and even relatives.
- Durable Power of Attorney: A power of attorney is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another. In the document, the maker of the power of attorney (the “principal”) grants the right to act on the maker’s behalf as that person’s agent.
The documents in your advance directives must be up-to-date and legal to hold weight and accomplish their work. Otherwise, the medical team may not follow your wishes for your care.
Peace Of Mind For You And Your Family
What we seek to bring you by settling on your living will is your peace of mind. You want to know that you will get the care you need. You want your family to know that everything is in order. This peace will be a comfort to everyone when they most need it.