Designate someone to make medical decisions on your behalf.
A power of attorney document gives someone else the authority to make decisions for you when you cannot. Specifically, a health care power of attorney gives a person you designate the ability to make decisions about the healthcare you receive when you become incapacitated.
When you create your health care power of attorney, the person you entrust to make these decisions is known as your “healthcare agent.” Choosing your agent carefully is important, and you should spend time considering who you want to take on this responsibility. In the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself, your healthcare agent could decide whether life support measures are in your best interest or if your religious or personal values could impact the forms of treatment you receive, for example.
At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, our law firm can help you create a durable health care power of attorney. Our firm serves the Conover, North Carolina area and helps our clients with all facets of estate planning, including developing binding power of attorney documents. We make the estate planning process easy and help you make the tough decisions regarding your estate that can help you preserve your interests and protect your wishes.
You may have many questions about developing a health care power of attorney, and we are prepared to answer them. Contact us today to set up an estate planning consultation and to find out more about why a health care power of attorney is an essential part of your estate plan.
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.