Advance Health Care Directives in Sacramento
Ensuring Your Loved Ones Understand Your Health Care Needs
You’re thinking, “It’s time to think the unthinkable.” What if you were to become temporarily or permanently incapacitated and therefore unable to make key health care decisions on your own behalf? Would you want your health care team and loved ones to understand what medical care you want? An Advance Health Care Directive allows you to explicitly state your wishes, so you can rest assured that, if there comes a time when you cannot express a decision about your own medical care, the decisions you already made will be followed.
The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates, in Sacramento, has the legal team to guide you in the process of creating an Advance Health Care Directive. You may not know what the future holds, but you can put the proper safeguards in place to ensure you are prepared for it.
Reach out to our law office today at (916) 299-3936 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our team.
What to Include in Your Advance Health Care Directive
Even if you are young and healthy now, creating an Advance Health Care Directive is a crucial step toward ensuring you receive the medical care you would want if you ever become incapacitated and unable to make these decisions on your own.
Below are some health care decisions that may arise, which you should consider including in your advance health care directive:
- Comfort care or end-of-life care
- Ventilator use for emergency treatment
- Artificial nutrition, such as intravenous fluids and tube feeding
- CPR to restore the heartbeat
When creating your advance health care directive, ask yourself what sort of treatments you do and do not want in the event of a medical emergency. For example, if your heart stops after a serious and traumatic head injury which will leave you in a vegetative state, would you want to undergo any life-saving procedures or treatments? Who else might that decision effect and what might they want you to do? In addition to working with our legal team to create your Advance Health Care Directive, you may also want to have a talk with your doctor about potential decisions that may arise if you develop health conditions similar to others in your family.
Reach Out to Our Law Office to Discuss Your Advance Health Care Directive Today!
You do not have to be old or sick to start planning an Advance Health Care Directive. Planning now while you are healthy and able to carefully review your options will ensure that, regardless of what happens, you and your loved ones will be ready for it. The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates, in Sacramento, has the experience and skill to guide you through this process and ensure your goals and needs are met.
Call our law office in Sacramento today at (916) 299-3936 to set up an initial consultation to get started on creating your advance health care directive.