Do I Need an Advance Health Care Directive?

Have you been wondering… What is the difference between a living will and a health care directive? Let us explain!


An advance directive is a set of instructions someone prepares in advance of ill health that determines his healthcare wishes. A living will is one type of advance directive that becomes effective when a person is terminally ill and incapacitated.


“So, 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?”


An advance directive gives your loved one’s peace of mind, minimizes stress, and reduces potential conflicts among family members. It is a tool to help your family.


At Elise Buie Family Law Group, we can help you walk through your options as the choices you make in your Advance Health Care Directive. Give us a call today to learn more: 206-926-9848.

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