Sudden Illness or Incapacity Planning

By: Proactive Health Advisor  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Life Planning, Legal Documents

Getting caught unprepared for a sudden illness or accident can have devastating effects on your life. Families experience a huge emotional burden when making decisions under pressure. This may have lasting negative impact if you have not prepared your loved ones in advance, and may be compounded by an absence of legal authority to represent them.

PHCA works with you and your family to establish:

  • A Document that directs or guides your desired care during incapacity or advanced illness
  • Your wishes for where care would be provided and by whom
  • How to prepare your family for their roles and responsibilities
  • Care need costs and ways to fund them
  • Legal document review and recommendations
  • End of life planning
  • Critical document management system
  • A comprehensive plan for healthy aging

PHCA can provide quality resources and referrals to professionals and services you may require during the planning process

The reality is that we are all aging and at some time will die. In a society that tries to avoid aging and dying, we create a lot of suffering for ourselves and our family by avoiding important discussions. We have great technologies and pharmaceuticals that can keep us alive but they need to be used wisely with your values and beliefs directing their appropriate use. Your personal choices should guide care decisions for what type of care you would want, where and by whom and if you would want any limits on treatments. Provide the Gift of Planning Ahead to your family by having these critical conversations and legally documenting them.

By having your health wishes known and planned:

  • Your family has the knowledge and authority to speak for you in health care decisions
  • The burden of decision-making shifts to honoring your known wishes
  • The guesswork and potential for family conflict reduces significantly
  • Time, energy and costs are decreased
  • Your wishes for the right care are provided at the right time
  • Care costs will not adversely affect your family’s financial future
  • Legal documents and authority are in place

Keywords: health care, Legal Documents, Life Planning

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