A health care directive is a living will that gives your loved ones an outline of what you want to happen if you are seriously ill or injured and unable to make the decisions for yourself. Rather than have your family members guess about what is right for you, your wishes will be granted according to the health care directive. This will not only provide you with a sense of ease that you are getting treated the way you wish but it also provides your family with a better way to deal with what has happened. They will know that they are doing everything right, according to your wishes and the added stress of making important decisions during this difficult time will be alleviated.
Brea Buettner-Stanchfield and the Buettner Law Group, LLC can you draft a health care directive according to your wishes. Many individuals will choose to draft a living will as part of their estate planning which can also include establishment of a will and trusts for when you pass. Contact Brea Buettner-Stanchfield and her team at the Buettner Law Group, LLC today at 612-377-5311.
What Does A Living Will Include?
A health care directive will answer very difficult questions that your loved ones may be faced with if you are too ill or injured to make decisions for yourself. If you are in a serious accident and in critical condition, then you may be unable to talk to inform the medical staff what you want. A living will deals with questions like:
- whether to administer or withhold certain medications and medical treatments
- whether to administer or withhold certain medical services and procedures
- whether to administer or withhold artificial means of nutrition and hydration
Although the medical staff will often have a say in what is best for the patient there are some things that you are able to control. Taking the decision out of your family’s hands and back into your own will ensure that you remain in control of your body when all else fails. It also provides your family with a sense of peace that they are making the right decision for you.
Minnesota Living Will Lawyer
Drafting a health care directive is a relatively smooth process. We will walk you through every question and every step to help you draft a living will that you are 100 percent comfortable with. A living will must be signed by the declarant as well as two witnesses and must conform to certain statutory requirements.
For more information on drafting a health care directive that benefits you and your family, contact our team at the Buettner Law Group, LLC. Our Minnesota living will lawyer can help plan for you’re an unexpected injury or illness that can leave you unable to make important decisions for yourself. Regardless of your age, your situation or your health, having these documents in place can provide you with peace of mind and protection for whatever life throws your way. Contact Brea Buettner-Stanchfield and her team at the Buettner Law Group, LLCtoday at 612-377-5311.