Many Kent residents have a will or trust in place, but what about a living will? A living will is a legal document that details the type of medical care a person wishes to receive should he or she become incapacitated and unable to express his or her wishes. Read on to learn more about this document and the benefits it offers.
No one wants to think that they will get older and require medical care at some point in their lives. But, aging happens to all of us and it is best to have a plan, such as a living will, for these circumstances.
No one really wants to think about what will happen when they can no longer care for themselves, but it will happen to most of us in our lifetime. Therefore, estate planning and creating a living will is critical in making sure our desires are heard and met.
The end of life and death is not commonly something that anyone likes to talk about but because of advances in medical technology, and the ability to prolong life, it is important that individuals focus on long-term care planning and make their wishes for later in life, or end-of-life, known. The importance of protecting loved ones can be two-fold as individuals prepare for end-of life circumstances and situations, as well as those following the end of their lives.
Getting older is inevitable, but even knowing this fact many Washington residents fail to adequately prepare for their futures and the futures of loved ones. As much as some people may prefer to ignore the health and financial issues that go along with aging, dealing with and having a plan for these problems can help people avoid difficult situations in the future.
Family members and loved ones might have to make difficult decisions regarding the life of a loved one. In some situations, their choices might not serve their best interests entirely. In these cases, the court might have to step in to ensure their needs are met, which can make a difficult situation even more challenging.