Revise your estate plan to cover health care directions
Abstract: What is a person to do if he or she is terminally ill or permanently unconscious, and can’t communicate? Who will make medical decisions on his or her behalf? This is why it’s important to put one’s wishes in writing before a situation like this arises. Generally, that means executing two documents: 1) a living will and 2) a health care power of attorney. This article explains the differences between the two documents and describes what they can accomplish, while a sidebar reminds that the documents should be easily accessible.