A Health Care Power of Attorney and a Directive to Physicians (often called a "Living Will") are legal documents that provide you with options for expressing medical care preferences and instructions, should you become mentally incapacitated or otherwise unable to make or communicate decisions. Through a Directive to Physicians, you can state your medical care wishes while you're mentally able to do so, to avoid unwanted treatments and disputes between family members over your care. A Health Care Power of Attorney allows you to grant a trusted person, known as your agent, the authority to make medical and end-of-life care decisions on your behalf.
Health Care Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians are essential elements of an overall estate plan. If you have questions about how these documents can help you and your family, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to set up an appointment today. We proudly serve clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.