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Health Care Directives: Ensuring Your Medical Wishes Are Respected

We understand that planning for end-of-life care can be difficult and emotional. However, creating a health care directive is essential in ensuring your wishes for medical treatment are respected. At Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping you navigate this process with sensitivity and expertise.

What Is A Health Care Directive?

A health care directive is a legal document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment if you become incapacitated or cannot communicate your wishes. It can also designate a health care proxy, someone you trust, to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.

The Benefits Of A Health Care Directive

Having a health care directive in place can provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. It ensures that your medical wishes are respected and can help to avoid confusion or disagreements among family members during a stressful time.

When Do Health Care Directives Go Into Effect?

A health care directive goes into effect when you can no longer make medical decisions for yourself. This can occur if you are unconscious, have dementia or are otherwise incapacitated. It is crucial to have a health care directive in place before such situations arise.

Where Should You Keep Your Health Care Directives, And Who Should Know About Them?

You should keep your health care directive in a safe and accessible place, such as with your attorney or in a fireproof safe in your home. You should also provide a copy to your designated health care proxy and any family members who may be involved in your medical care.

At Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, we understand the importance of creating a health care directive that reflects your wishes for medical treatment and fits with your overall estate plan. Our attorney will spend the time needed to understand your goals and wishes and will work with you to create a document that provides clear and concise instructions for your medical care.

Secure Your Future Health

Don’t leave your health care decisions to chance. Our experienced attorney at Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, can guide you through creating a health care directive. Contact us today at 512-982-1190 or use our online form to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Kyle and Austin, Texas.