No one knows what type of emergencies he or she will have during their lives and when those emergencies might happen. Emergencies are often emergencies precisely because we can not anticipate them beforehand. If we could, then we could plan to avoid them. However, just because we do not know what will happen, does not mean that we cannot plan for what to do when an emergency does happen.
When you were younger, plans for what to do in case you were in an emergency were made by others. Often, you were even forced to routinely practice conducting those plans so that you would know what to do if following the plans ever became necessary. For example, your school probably conducted regular fire drills so that you and your classmates would know what to do if there was ever a fire while you were in school.
Now, that you are an adult, you have to make your emergency plans for yourself. If you have a medical emergency, do you have a plan for someone else to make your health care decisions if you can’t? That’s an easy plan to have. You just need to have an attorney draft a Health Care Power of Attorney for you. While you are talking to the attorney about that, ask him or her about other emergency planning the attorney can assist you with.
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