Advance Directives

8 Reasons You Should Decline Being A Health Care Proxy

Being asked to assume responsibility of another person’s health care is an incredible display of trust and an endorsement of your dependability.

It can also be an incredible burden.

A Health Care Proxy is the primary decision maker in the stead of incompetent patients facing life and death circumstances. They make tough choices concerning treatment options, insurance benefits and, of course, life support.

All You Need To Know About Organizing Important Documents

Places You Should Start

Types of paperwork you should gather and put in an easy-to-find folder:

All You Need To Know About Advance Directives

The Components of an Advance Directive

This legally-binding statement for how you would like to be treated at the end of your life is made up of two parts:

1. Naming a health care proxy, who can advocate for your care when you may not be able to

2. Creating a living will, stating the types of medical treatments you do and do not want at the end of your life