Advance Medical Directive · Kouts, IN
“Advanced medical directive” refers to a broad category of legal documents, which contain instructions for healthcare. Living wills and durable powers of attorney are some of the most common types of advance directives. Living wills present specific instructions for what life-prolonging medical procedures you want or don’t want. An advance directive power of attorney allows you to name a representative to make these kinds of medical decisions on your behalf. These documents allow you to state your wishes ahead of time in the event that you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. This ensures that your medical care is handled according to your wishes. It also saves your loved ones from the grief of making difficult life-or-death decisions for you. Get the guidance and legal documentation you need from Richard P. Busse, an experienced advance directive attorney in the Kouts, IN area.
When does an advance medical directive go into effect? These documents are used when a person is unable to respond or make decisions for themselves. This could be due to a degenerative mental illness, permanent unconsciousness, etc.
Unfortunately, unpredictable events leave people incapacitated every day. Car accidents, complications during surgery, brain aneurysms, and other events are impossible to prepare for. But, what happens if you don’t have an advance medical directive and you end up in one of these situations? In most cases, medical providers have to prolong your life using artificial means. With modern medical technology, doctors can keep you alive for days, weeks, months, and even years, regardless if there is any real chance of recovery. This can be incredibly emotionally and financially taxing for your loved ones. The estate that you wish to pass down to your loved ones could be depleted for your medical care.
- Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders: Would you want to be resuscitated if your heart or breathing stops in the hospital?
- Do Not Intubate (DNI) Orders: Would you want to be sustained with a breathing tube if you are unable to breathe naturally?
- Organ/Tissue Donation Forms: Are you open to donating your body/organs to science when you die?
- Advance Directive Power of Attorney: Appoint a representative to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are to become incapacitated.
- Living Will: Give specific instructions regarding the medical care you do and don’t want.
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Advance Directive Attorney
Speak with a dedicated, compassionate attorney today. Call (219) 531-1723 or fill out our online contact form in order to get in touch. With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Richard P. Busse Attorney at Law can help you create an advance medical directive that meets your needs and objectives. He serves clients in the following areas:
- Porter County
- Lake County
- LaPorte County
Who needs an advance medical directive?
- Someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness
- A person who is scheduled to undergo surgery with anesthesia
- Anyone who wants to spare their loved ones from having to make difficult decisions for them
Advance Directive Power Of Attorney
An advance directive power of attorney (POA) grants someone else the power (and responsibility) to take care of your affairs if you are unable to do so. This typically concerns incapacitation, but it could also apply to people who are going to be out of the country for an extended period of time. POAs, in general, can be used to deal with both financial and medical obligations. So, get in touch with an experienced advance directive attorney in the Kouts, IN area: call (219) 531-1723 or fill out our contact form now.
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