You have probably heard something along the lines of “Your health is the most precious thing you have.” It is often true for many people. As a blanket statement, it is not true for everyone. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, you should guard and preserve your health. Without good health, it is difficult to enjoy anything else that you might find precious. One of the best ways to protect your health is by visiting an estate planning attorney and getting a Health Care Power of Attorney.
Most people will at some point in their lives be in a situation where they cannot make their own medical decisions. The longer you live, the more likely you are to face that situation. With luck, the only time it will be an issue is when you are under amnesia for surgery and it will be temporary. However, for many people, the situation can be more permanent as they grow old and suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that you can use to appoint someone else to make your health care decisions when you can not make them. It allows you to decide now who that person will be because you will not be able to make the decision when you actually need someone else to make your decisions. Protect your health by getting a Health Care Power of Attorney.