As the daily updates of the status of the COVID-19 virus bring new concerns to even more people, are you prepared to handle healthcare decisions for your family? As with any illness, if it is severe or lengthy in duration, other family members and friends may need to provide assistance. That includes the ability to make healthcare decisions for your medical care and also for terminating medical care when deemed appropriate. Everyone should take steps now to review what "legal" documents they have in force for the use by their loved ones to assist them if a medical situation incapacitates them. We all know accidents can happen that create an urgent need, but now with the Covid19 threat, common sense needs to prevail, and healthy competent adults should take the steps to review or have new healthcare surrogate, medical POAs and pre-need guardian designations in place for themselves and their loved ones.
If you have questions, please contact us. We want to help alleviate your concerns about these documents.