Plan Your Future Health Care With Advance Directives

Have you ever stopped to think about who would make medical choices for you if you were unconscious or unable to communicate? You have a fundamental right to choose the kind of medical care and treatment you will accept or deny. When you lose the capacity to make sound decisions for yourself, you could lose this right.

At the Law Office of Jon R. Disrud in San Antonio, we believe in preserving that right, and our estate planning lawyer can help you protect it. Creating an advance directive can give you a voice in your health care even when you cannot speak for yourself. We can help Texas residents incorporate advance directives into an estate plan.

What Are Advance Directives And Why Do You Need Them?

Advance directives are legal documents that dictate your preferences for health care and end-of-life care should you become unable to express your wishes. Without advance directives, your family may argue over doing what is right or best for you. For example, you could wake up with a feeding tube for the rest of your life, which may not be what you want. An advance directive provides a way to document your wishes for medical treatment so your loved ones and health care providers know exactly what you would want. It could cover one or all of the following:

  • End-of-life care preferences
  • A declaration for mental health treatment
  • Instructions for organ or tissue donation
  • Appointment of a health care proxy

A medical power of attorney can also be used to appoint someone you trust to make health care decisions for you based on the preferences outlined in your document.

Have A Say In Your Health Care Today And In The Future

Our experienced attorney can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that addresses all your future needs and concerns, including advance directives and powers of attorney. He can also help you regularly review and update your plan as your circumstances change. Take control of your medical care today and schedule a free consultation at 210-569-0581 or message us here.