Medical directives are usually established through a living trust or a will. A medical directive is established in order to outline a person’s wishes in regards to their own medical treatment or preventative care if they were to become incapacitated. The power in this directive becomes active when the person is not capable of making their own health decisions due to some medical impairment. End of life decisions can also be a part of this Medial Directive. A copy of this directive may even be kept in the clients medical records. All of this can help any care giver in making these decisions ahead of time so that the care giver understands what care has been chosen by the person. This can also speed up the care because the decisions were made ahead of time.
Medical directives are an essential part of a comprehensive estate plan which is a necessary component to any person’s full financial plan.