Health care power of attorney documents can authorize someone else to make medical decisions on your behalf.
Health care power of attorney is sometimes referred to as medical power of attorney, and these documents are different than general power of attorney, which gives someone else the authority over your financial matters. Heath care power of attorney documents can authorize someone else to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated and cannot voice your own wishes.
It is hard to think about the possibility of becoming incapable of speaking for yourself, but in situations like brain injuries, comas, dementia, or other medical situations, that is exactly what can happen. You can set up a living will that has some directives for these kinds of situations, but a person acting on your behalf is able to make more dynamic decisions based on the latest advancements in medical technology and knowledge, whereas living wills tend to become obsolete fairly quickly and may not cover every possible scenario.
At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we can help you explore the options you have when setting up health care power of attorney. From preparing the documents to helping you think through who will be appointed as your agent for health care decisions, we have the knowledge and experience needed to help guide you through this process. This person will need to know a lot about your preferences, from what doctors and facilities you would want to use, to when you would want to disconnect life support. Contact us today at one of our locations near Sherrills Ford, North Carolina to discuss your health care power of attorney.
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.