When a tragedy strikes or there is illness and we don’t have our affairs in order, most of us will regret not having taken care of things ahead of time. The truth of the matter is that most people procrastinate when it comes to getting legal planning documents in place – it is a statistical fact. Why do we do this? Well, there are many reasons, but one is that a lot of us just aren’t sure what we even need. This is true about our financial affairs, but also just as true about health care decisions and end-of-life care planning.
There are a lot of different terms out there when it comes to health care documents: living will, health care power of attorney, advance health care directive, DNR (Do-Not-Resuscitate order), and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treat