A health care power of attorney designates someone to make decisions about your health care in the event you are incapacitated.
There are many different aspects of drawing up documentation to give a trusted friend or family member power of attorney to act in your behalf. Some relate to financial matters, while others relate to your health care. If you are injured or ill and unable to speak for yourself, it is important that someone you trust give directions to your medical team regarding your care. With a health care power of attorney, they will be able to legally act on your behalf while you are either temporarily or permanently incapacitated.
Here at Meadows & Aderhold, P.A., we take the preparation of health care power of attorney documents very seriously and will provide a thorough explanation of them with you so you can make an informed decision about the person or persons you choose and the wishes you want to impart in the document.
In addition to preparing a binding and legal health care power of attorney, it is important that it get into the appropriate hands at the right time. This document can be prepared at any time and be established as either a temporary or long-standing agreement based on your situation. For example, if you anticipate a surgery and want to designate someone to speak for you should there be a complication, your health care power of attorney can be written to cover only the period of time that includes the surgery and matters related to it and its outcome. We can also assist you with documentation to revoke a health care power of attorney if desired.
If you have any questions regarding what a health care power of attorney is and how to best prepare one for your situation, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. We have been serving the Greensboro, North Carolina area since 1985 and will be happy to assist you with creating this important document along with a living will, if desired, so your medical care wishes are fully documented.