Power of Attorney and Living Wills
In case you ever become mentally incapacitated, or something causes you to be unable to make your own decisions, a Durable Power of Attorney will make sure that a loved one has the power to make decisions regarding your medical care and finances in order to ensure your quality of life. With a Power of Attorney, the person you declare has the ability to take care of your important responsibilities, such as paying bills, managing your investments and decisions regarding your medical care.
In case you don’t want or have a family member to make decisions regarding your medical care, you can have a living will, which puts a doctor or other medical professional in charge of your end-of-life care. After you pass, your living will has no power, and your Last Will and Testament determines what happens afterwards.