Advanced Health Care Directives and Living Wills

No one can predict where life will take them. Unforeseen circumstances can drastically alter your ability to make your own decisions regarding your health care. If you become physically or mentally incapacitated, what will happen to you? Will you receive the care and treatment you need and desire? These directives can be laid out in a living will, an important legal directive that many people use to make certain they receive the medical care they desire in their later years.

Let the estate and elder law attorneys at Raffaele Puppio guide you through the process of crafting your advanced health care directive – also known as a living will – that will be valid and enforceable in Pennsylvania. In doing so, you’ll have the assurance that your care will be in line with your wishes, even if you’re unable to communicate them at any stage of your life.

We can help you lay out a plan for pain relief and advanced health care treatment – including at what stage you might wish to withhold or cease treatment – or designate an agent to make decisions for you. We also will contact the appropriate bodies to make sure that your care falls within the tenets of your religious beliefs and takes into account any other factors that are important to you, such as organ donations and administration of medications.

Even if you are not of an advanced age, mishap can strike at any time and immediately take away your ability to communicate. It is prudent to take the time to enumerate plans for your care well in advance of when those plans will be needed. Consult with a wills, trusts and estate lawyer at Raffaele Puppio today.

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