As a Rochester Estate Planning lawyer, people often ask me about health care proxies. I recommend people of all ages have both a health care proxy and a living will. A health care proxy is a document in which you appoint an agent and an alternate agent to carry out your medical wishes if you become incapacitated. A living will spells out under what circumstances you do or do not want medical treatment such as if you are in a coma or suffering from terminal illness and whether or not you want tube feeding or artificial hydration. You can also specify in your living will whether or not you would like to donate your organs.
Are you considering getting a healthcare proxy? If so, contact the experienced Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Robert Friedman.