What Is A Living Will?
Can an elder law attorney help me plan my living will?
Shannon Miller, a Gainesville elder law attorney, discusses the importance of having a living will. A living will is a document that outlines a person’s wishes, should they ever be in a position where they are incapable to make choices about their health care or property. Living wills also outline the person’s wishes regarding life support.
The Miller Elder Law Firm feels that living wills are important, and they provide a free living will document for clients to use.
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“The living will is basically a document, and it needs to be a document. It has to be in writing. Basically, it’s meant to say, ‘If I cannot make decisions for myself and I’m at the end of my life or I’m in a persistent vegetative state, I want my designated healthcare surrogate, whoever that medical decision maker is, to have the authority to do this, to do this, to do that.’ That’s what a living will is; a very important document.
Actually, we provide a living will form on our website. It’s downloadable. We want everybody to have it. It’s free. Take it. Share it with your friends and family. Make sure people know what your wishes are. Make sure that when you look at it, that it reflects what your wishes are. It’s got everything in it. There may be things that you want to take out. Having a living will is so important that we at the Miller Elder Law Firm feel like everybody should have it, so feel free to take it.”