Medical Directive in Los Angeles County: Something worth thinking about…

Medical Directive in Los Angeles County: Something worth thinking about…

The other day someone called the Woodland Hills office of The Document People asking for a power of attorney for health (also known as medical directive in Los Angeles County) for his incapacitated father. As much as we would have liked to prepare the document, we had to tell him he was not going to be able to find a notary able to notarize it.

A healthcare directive – some people call it living will – is a document everybody should have. In it a person, called the principal, appoints one or more people he/she trusts to make medical decisions for him/her in case of incapacitation, before you are actually incapacitated.

By means of an Advance Health Care Directive, you decide in advance what medical care and treatment you receive if you ever become unable to specify those wishes yourself.

For example, you can designate whether you wish to be kept on life prolonging machines if there is no longer any hope that you will recover from an accident or long-term terminal medical condition, whether or not you want food or hydration, whether or not you accept medication to make you more comfortable and other decisions of this nature.

Wouldn’t it be better for you make these decisions while you are able to instead of forcing your family to make them when you can’t?

The Document People is a network of legal document assistants and paralegals in Los Angeles with a common purpose: helping customers drafting a California Healthcare Directive. We are looking forward to offering assistance with your living will in our We the People office Woodland Hills, We The people office Santa Monica and We the People office Glendale. Also in San Fernando, Torrance, Anaheim and Oceanside as The Document People.

 

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Medical Directive Los Angeles

Medical Directive Los Angeles