A healthcare directive, called an advance directive or living will in Maryland, is essentially a legal document that outlines your wishes in regard to medical care, pain management, end-of-life care, and other aspects of your treatment if you become incapacitated and no longer able to make these decisions on your own. It also allows you to assign a person (a “healthcare agent”) to carry out these wishes for you.
Creating an advance directive can bring peace of mind in knowing that your healthcare wishes will be observed even if you are not able to communicate them. DiPietro Law Group, PLLC offers experienced counsel in these highly personal matters. With our experience in estate planning and healthcare directives in particular, we can develop a legally sound and comprehensive plan for your care. Our Friendship Heights healthcare directive attorneys will put your needs first in this important undertaking.
For more information, call our Friendship Heights office or contact us online. We look forward to seeing how we can help you.
Why an Advance Directive?
No matter your age or health, if your medical treatment is important to you and you want to be in control of how you are cared for if you are seriously injured, disabled, or nearing the end of your life, an advance directive may be the answer.
Advance directives can have significant benefits, allowing you to make key decisions regarding your healthcare at a time when you are of sound mind. These benefits include:
- The ability to state precisely how you would like certain decisions to be made regarding different types of scenarios related to medical treatment, pain management, resuscitation, end-of-life care, and more.
- The ability to assign a trusted family member or loved one to carry out your wishes.
- Assurance that your wishes will be carried out to the letter.
- Sparing family members from making difficult decisions about your treatment or end-of-life care.
Contact DiPietro Law Group, PLLC today to speak with a Friendship Heights advance directive lawyer about your concerns.