Planning for the event of an untimely health care issue can also be a scary proposition. Which is why having a health care directive, living will, or last will and testament can make things a little more certain.
If you are uncertain as to what these actions are, this is your guide for finding out all there is to know about each and when you may need to have one of these in your life.
What Is a Health Care Directive?
A health care directive is a document in which a person specifies what actions they want to take if they are no longer in a position to make decisions for themselves due to injury or illness. There are a number of different directives to choose from, each of which can serve a different purpose or situation. Learn about how to fill a health care directive form.
There are generally 3 types of advance directives to be aware of: the living will or last will and testament, the living trust, and the power of attorney. Each serves a specific purpose and has its own set of benefits of setbacks. Read more information about: What are the 3 types of advance directives?