Helping You Appoint The Right Health Care Representative
The appointment of a health care representative is a legal document and process that allows you to name a person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself. This person is called your health care representative, and they can make any health care decision that you could make if you were able.
Navigating this legal process of appointing a health care representative can be tricky without knowledgeable legal help. At Cress Law Group PC, we help people across Northern Indiana with every step of the estate planning process, including appointing their health care representative. You can call our Angola office now at 260-665-9779 to schedule your first meeting with a lawyer.
What Can A Health Care Representative Do?
A health care representative can give specific instructions about the type of care you would want to receive. The appointment of a health care agent allows your decision-maker to respond to medical situations that you might not have anticipated and make decisions for you with knowledge of your values and wishes. By having a frank discussion with your health care representative about your end-of-life care wishes, you can rest assured that your wishes will be followed as closely as possible.
Failing to appoint a health care representative can lead to either a close family member, such as a spouse or adult child, or a court-appointed guardian being forced to make a decision. By selecting a health care representative and clearly stating your wishes, you can take away from the anguish and uncertainty that your family may face.