Do I Need an Advanced Health Care Directive?
During these uncertain times, we highly recommend you have an Advanced Health Care Directive. What is the difference between a living will and a health care directive? An advance directive is a set of instructions prepared in advance of ill health that determines his or her healthcare wishes. A living will is one type of advance directive that becomes effective when a person is terminally ill and incapacitated.
What does a health care directive do? An advance directive for health care is a written legal document that states your health care wishes in the event that you are unable to communicate or make health care decisions. Usually, this is when you are medically determined to be permanently unconscious or terminally ill.
Why do I need a health care directive? Advance health care directives (also called advance directives) are a way for you to give consent for certain situations where you might want or not want treatment. They can also be used to appoint someone to make decisions for you if you can't do so yourself.
What are the benefits of an advance directive? Gives your loved ones peace of mind. Minimizes stress. Reduces potential conflicts among family members.