Health care decisions are some of the most important choices we make in our lives. Unfortunately, many times the people we love will be in situation where they are unable to make a decision regarding their own well being. This can often create very strong disagreements between friends and families both as to what decision should be made and who should be making it.
Fortunately, California provides that anyone can create an “Advance Health Care Directive.” This legal document allows you to to tell your physician, family and friends what your health care preferences are including the types of special treatment you do or do not want.
For example, and Advanced Health Care Directive can lay out instructions regarding life support treatment, organ donation, and burial wishes. By considering these options early, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family guess what you would want or have to make important medical care decisions for you extreme stress of a medical emergency.
An Advanced Health Care Directive is just one part of a comprehensive estate plan to make sure that your wishes are maintained during and after life. The San Francisco based Bay Area attorneys at Jones & Devoy can advise on comprehensive estate plans to make sure that your legal rights are protected.