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An advanced healthcare directive is one way to specify how your healthcare is to be carried out if you become unable or unfit to make your own healthcare decisions. There are multiple types of advanced healthcare directive:

  • Living wills. This document lays out your preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment.
  • Healthcare power of attorney. This document verifies your appointed representative will be making healthcare decisions on your behalf.
  • Do-not-resuscitate declaration. A Do-not-resuscitate DNR document addresses a request not to have CPR if your heart stops or if you stop breathing.

Advanced healthcare directives allow you to be extremely specific in deciding how your healthcare is to be carried out if you cannot decide yourself. This agreement may ensure that religious beliefs are followed during all medical procedures or outline the terms you wish to be treated in a medical situation.

At Casterline Law, we can help guide you through the process of preparing an advanced healthcare directive to ensure that your physical and mental health is treated as per your wishes if you become unable to make your own medical decisions. If you are worried about being unable to make your own decisions in the future, then let us guide you through the process of making your wishes known. Even if you’ve already got an estate plan and advanced healthcare directive in place, we may be able to improve it.

Casterline Law Offices, PLLC provides clients with personalized attention focused on each individual’s unique needs. Our legal services include Medicaid planning, estate planning, veterans benefits planning, probate, and real estate law for our Southeast Michigan community. Contact our St. Clair Shores, MI office or our satellite offices in Shelby Township or Novi, MI, to discuss your legal matters today.

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