Providing The Legal Support You Need To Appoint A Health Care Surrogate
You cannot predict the future. Anyone can suffer a severe injury in an accident or life-threatening illness that makes it difficult or impossible to make their own medical decisions. No matter your age or where you are in life, designating a health care surrogate can give you peace of mind and become an essential part of your comprehensive estate plan.
At The Day Law Office in Spring Hill, we have over 50 years of combined experience assisting clients with every aspect of estate planning, including establishing health care directives and surrogates. We understand how stressful it can be to think about a time when someone else will have to make decisions for you. We will guide you through the process so that you can feel secure in your decisions.
Your Decisions Today Can Make The Future Easier For Your Loved Ones
In Florida, a health care surrogate is an appointed agent that is authorized to make decisions and authorize medical treatments on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Health care surrogate appointments and health care directives are both essential elements of your estate plan.
A health care directive may include information on:
- Do not resuscitate orders
- Refusing intubation
- Refusing feeding tubes
- Organ donor registration and guidance
Making life-and-death decisions about a loved one can be incredibly difficult. Providing your designated health care surrogate with clear instructions and having a clear health care directive in place can make those decisions easier to make.
Along with making medical decisions and ensuring that your providers follow your wishes, your health care surrogate can also apply for public benefits on your behalf. With a HIPAA Authorization Form, your surrogate can also manage hospital or treatment facility admissions.
Giving You Peace Of Mind
Establishing a health care directive and appointing a health care surrogate are both essential aspects of your estate plan. Taking these steps can save your loved ones more difficulties in the future and provide you with peace of mind.
To learn more about how we can help you through the estate planning process, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can reach our Spring Hill office by calling 352-200-2382 or completing our online contact form.