Your medical directives need to be part of your estate plan. Sometimes called advance medical directives, this could include several documents, mainly as follows: This term may encompass a number of different documents, including a health care proxy, a durable power of attorney for health care, a living will, and medical instructions. The exact document Read more
My wish for you is that you never have to be in a position for making end-of-life decisions for a loved one. However, in reality this happens quite often and it helps if you’ve prepared in advance. In particular, you need to ask yourself if you’ve taken two important steps, as follows: If your family Read more
Health care decisions are yours to make for yourself…unless you become unable to make or communicate your own decisions. If you become incapacitated, who will make your medical decisions? Your guardian will, unless you take the time to sign your advance medical directives. These advance medical directives will include your North Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney, and your Living Will. Without these documents in place, your family might have to begin a time-consuming and costly guardianship proceeding. There are also other considerations about stating your wishes for end of life treatment, and organ donation.