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What is a Health Care Power of Attorney?

Mar 3, 2020 | Power of Attorney

It’s hard to imagine the fact that you may at some point in your life be unable to make your own medical decisions. However, by taking the necessary time to plan ahead, you can ensure that your wishes are granted every step of the way. Our elder law attorneys at Elder Law Group, PLLC, can help you to learn about the different types of power of attorneys and to choose which one is best for your situation.

Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Directives

This legal document names a person known as an attorney-in-fact to be your voice for all medical decisions. This doesn’t take away your own authority when you are able to make your own decisions. Our legal team can help to make sure that your voice is always heard and that your wishes are followed in the future. A healthcare power of attorney will protect you by communicating your wishes to all medical staff;  helping you avoid a court-appointed guardian should you become incapacitated; and making sure that you get the medical treatment you want.

It is important that you make all of your healthcare wishes clear in this health care directive. Also known as a living will or advance directive, this document provides all instructions on the level, type, and duration of care that you wish for yourself. This also gives details on whether you want to refuse medical care; remove life support; specify a time period to remain on life support; and any religious considerations that must be made for your care.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Elder Law Attorney Today

If you’re interested in learning more about power of attorney legal documents, call to schedule a free consultation with one of our professional elder law attorneys.  The Elder Law Group, PLLC, of Washington serves the Spokane and Kennewick, Washington areas.  Our dedicated legal professionals have the experience and skill needed to help you find the best way to protect your assets. Allow us to help you today by calling our law office at 509-468-0551.

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