A plan for dealing with a crisis is essential to ensure that you can manage difficult situations without suffering serious consequences. Families need to come up with a compromise while still respecting their loved one’s wishes.
In the United States, it is quite common for families to be in crisis after a major medical event like a grandmother being admitted to the hospital. A woman may need to have hip surgery or other serious interventions. They could also face complications, and a family member might be required to quickly make a decision. It is important to have a plan in place for medical emergencies through a healthcare directive.
A health care directive or power of attorney will ensure that each family member is able to choose the person who will make medical decisions. A proper healthcare directive allows a person to make important medical decisions and can also be named as power-of-attorney in separate documents.
Planning for the worst-case scenario is a good idea. This will ensure that you have the right person to represent your best interests, and also make sure that you have a plan for the worst. It is important to ensure that your wishes are respected and your family’s needs are met. A medical crisis can cause confusion and stress. However, proper planning and a directive for healthcare can help to reduce stress and plan during these difficult times.
Contact Tennis law to find out more about setting up power of attorney, managing estate plans or signing a directive regarding healthcare.
This article was written by Alla Tenina. Alla is a top estate planning attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA in Los Angeles California, and the founder of Tenina law. She has experience in bankruptcies, real estate planning, and complex tax matters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.