Health Care Help Guides

4 Different Types of Healthcare Directives
Healthcare directives are utilized by individuals to inform medical professionals how important decisions are to be made when the individual is unable to communicate those decisions themselves. Healthcare directives enable people to......
Respite Care and the Power of Attorney
The Responsibility of a Caregiver Becoming a caregiver for an elderly relative or parent is a huge responsibility that requires an investment of time and patience. Caregivers often find themselves in a situation where they must provide......
Power of Attorney Basics and Requirements
Power of Attorney: Definitions The current laws regarding power of attorney were established in 2006 when the Uniform Power of Attorney Act was implemented. This basically ensured that there would be a uniform standard for power of attorney......
Caregivers and the Power of Attorney
The Role of Caregivers It is a fact of life that it becomes more and more difficult for individuals to manage their own affairs as they get older. For many people, taking on the role of a caregiver for an ageing loved one is a stark reality......
Medical Power of Attorney for a Child
It is a common practice for people to make arrangements and plan for the eventuality of becoming sick or incapacitated to the point where they cannot make medical decisions for themselves. In this case, individuals create a medical power of......
4 Useful Tools for Estate Planning
The Value of Proper Estate Planning Many individuals do not consider proper estate planning as a viable option because they believe that their net worth is not high enough or they do not have sufficient property or assets to merit......
Why You Need a Living Will
A living will is a legal document that enables an individual to detail, in writing, exactly what their wishes are regarding life-prolonging medical treatments. A living will clarifies to attending medical professionals exactly what type of......
What Doctors Put in Their Own Advance Directives
It is no secret that doctors are prone to providing highly intense medical care right up until a patient’s last breath. The past decades have seen large advances in biomedicine that have greatly improved our ability to extend people’s lives.......
Living Will vs. Medical Power of Attorney
Perhaps one of the most important things an individual can do is properly plan for situations that may involve end of life or critical medical care decisions. Many times, people are not properly prepared, and when the situation arises where......
What Happens If There Is No POA in Place?
When a Power of Attorney Is Needed Proper estate planning includes planning for both financial and medical scenarios where someone might become incapacitated and requires the assistance of a trusted person to act on their behalf. Normally,......