Who should you pick when it comes to making medical directives if you are incapacitated? It may be a family member or your closest friend. Also, it is often a wise idea to name more than one person. This may prove necessary if your primary choice won’t be able to honor your wishes due to unexpected circumstances.
You should not worry that the healthcare POA will make you give up control over your life. Here's something important and worth remembering. Your healthcare representative will be allowed to act in accordance with the medical power of attorney only you are clearly unable to make decisions on your own.
Healthcare power of attorneys are based entirely on your personal choices and decisions. This means that you can change, adjust, or revoke the named representatives at any moment to best reflect your preferences.
What about a Living Will?
One of the frequent misconceptions of medical power of attorneys and living wills is that they are one and the same. Our office will help counsel you on the differences. You may find that you are more comfortable with the language of a living will. A living will is an advanced medical directive and is more specific concerning your desires about medical care, life-saving measures, and procedures. A healthcare POA turns over the authority to a specified representative. That person is charged with making these same decisions based on what they believe are what you want if you could speak for yourself.
Contact Experienced Healthcare POA Lawyers in New Jersey Today
The purpose of a medical POA is to provide comfort that someone you trust is looking out for your welfare as it applies to your health. Notwithstanding, a healthcare power of attorney does not apply to your financial affairs. As experienced estate planning attorneys in New Jersey, our office can help you prepare documents that place someone in charge of matters dealing with your estate if you are incapacitated. In some cases, that may be the same person.
Our lawyers will help you discuss the best options for your future healthcare plans and directives. Feel free to schedule an appointment
with one of our experienced healthcare lawyers right now. At the Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona P.C., we want our clients to feel that their needs will be met if they are not able to make their own medical decisions.