Thursday, January 05, 2017

advance directive and durable power of attorney for health care

advance directive
  • spell out ur health care wishes
  • see gmail note for more details
durable power of attorney for health care
  • if u don't die right away, have a stroke, incapacitated to be put on life support --- if u don't decide now, someone else may decide for u later
  • most health insurance policies have limits stating the maximum they will pay out for an illness. the average is 1 million, once they pay, they are gone
  • sign this document while u are strong and healthy
  • choose people who love u yet who are strong enough to do what you would want them to do 
  • specify who will make decisions for u if you can't make decisions for urself
  • comparison: a trust with an incapacity clause vs. durable power of attorney -- see trust post for more details
  • allow ur appointed agent to speak on ur behalf with doctors and family if u become to ill to speak for urself
  • see gmail note for more details--advance directive, durable power of attorney for health care
  • see gmail note for comparison: a trust with an incapacity clause vs. durable power of attorney for finances
  • DPA,預設代理---指當事人因重病或其他原因而失去心智能力, 無法自己作出醫療決定或管理財產時, 由預立代理人代他做出醫療決定或管理財產

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