Advanced Healthcare Directive: What You Need to Know


Are you thinking of establishing an advanced healthcare directive? This is the document that will outline your wishes as to the medical care that you will receive if you become unable to communicate them on your own. For example, your healthcare directive will specify whether or not you care to be kept alive via a feeding tube in the event that you are not expected to recover consciousness. 

There are a number of things that you need to know about establishing an advanced healthcare directive. For example, you can use this document to name a health care proxy – also known as a medical power of attorney – that will be authorized to make medical decisions on your behalf. 

In order to make sure that your advanced healthcare directive is carried out, you will need to hire a team of Bakalar & Associates estate attorneys. These are the legal experts who will help you draw up your directive so that it is binding, legal, and fully actionable when you need it to be. 

This document will be fully binding. If the doctor who is treating you has any objections, they can have you transferred to another physician who will carry out your wishes. Your healthcare proxy will be there to ensure this.

If you are ready to draw up your advanced healthcare directive, get in touch with us today. You can schedule an initial consultation during which we will go over your options and explain them to you in full. This way, you will have no doubts as to what you want to be included in your directive. Call the firm of Bakalar & Associates today to learn more about what we can do to help you in your time of need.