A health care power of attorney designates someone who can speak on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
It can be hard to think about all the potential variables life could hold, but if you ever become incapacitated and unable to make your own medical decisions, a health care power of attorney designates someone else to act in this role. Depending on the circumstances, this person may only have to act as your agent temporarily or on a long-term basis in the case of dementia or other chronic conditions.
Naming an agent in your health care power of attorney means someone can speak and make decisions on your behalf if it ever becomes necessary. Once named, they can make a variety of medical decisions for you, including what doctors or medical facilities will manage your care, authorizing specific treatments or surgeries, determining whether to artificially extend your life, and even if or when to stop life support measures.
Obviously, creating a health care power of attorney is a big responsibility, and at Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we can help ensure that the process is as streamlined and cohesive as possible. We can answer questions you may have, as well as drafting new documents related to powers of attorney, and we can even share our knowledge about how to best choose someone to act as your agent. We can also review existing documents and make changes as needed in Lenoir, North Carolina.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss creating a health care power of attorney or other estate planning documents.
At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we can create health care power of attorney documents for those in Catawba, Claremont, Connelly Springs, Conover, Denver, Granite Falls, Hickory, Hiddenite, Hildebran, Hudson, Lenoir, Maiden, Morganton, Newton, Rhodhiss, Sherrills Ford, Taylorsville, Valdese, and Vale, North Carolina.