The following documents are recommended to be included your will. They help make sure your directives are clearly understood and help specify your End of Life wishes.
|Durable Power of Attorney||Allows you to name an agent who can act in your place should you become incapacitated, enabling them to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf.|
Directive or Living Will
|Expresses your wishes for End of Life medical care and treatment.|
|Health Care Proxy||Designates a person in charge of carrying out wishes detailed in your Advanced Healthcare Directive.|
|Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)||A declaration that specifies to alert personnel that you DO NOT wish to receive CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).|
|Donor Registry||Document that expresses your wishes to donate organs.|
|Supplemental Letter||Document expressing additional instructions.|
|Trust||A Trust is a legal document created as specified in your Will.|
Refer to our Glossary of Terms for a more detailed explanation of each document.
An Advanced Healthcare Directive, Do Not Resuscitate and Establishing Trusts are more fully explained in our upcoming eBooks.
Helpful Hint: An attorney can help you understand these legal documents and whether they are appropriate to include in your Will.
- Do my loved ones and physicians know my wishes for healthcare decisions should I become incapacitated?
- If so, do I have legal documents in place to be sure they are followed?