If you or a loved one is at risk of becoming incapacitated, you may worry about who will make decisions. Not having a plan for your health care, finances and other potential problems can cause problems for your future. You can protect yourself and your loved ones with durable powers of attorney and living wills.
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Normally, a power of attorney allows your trusted party to act and make decisions in your stead. A “durable” power of attorney allows a designated person to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated. The “durable” aspect protects you in case you become unable to make decisions because of physical or mental condition. There are two types of durable powers of attorney, power of attorney for health care decisions and financial decisions.
A person with durable power of attorney for financial decisions can handle many types of important monetary matters, including:
A person with durable power of attorney for health care can make health care decisions and treatment decisions on your behalf. The person making decisions must act consistently with your stated or written wishes.
A living will is a document that outlines your medical wishes and preferred end-of-life care. This document can explain your preferences for artificial respiration, nutrition, pain medications and other aspects of care. This document can give your loved ones and doctors guidance and relieve the grief involved in making decisions.