Elder Law Tampa | Living Will

Elder Law Tampa | What is a living will and why should anyone consider having one prepared?

A living will is a document containing directions for the type of medical care a person wishes to receive (or not to receive) should that person become incapable of making or expressing his or her desires. The living will addresses care for terminal and end stage conditions, as well as conditions resulting in a permanent vegetative state. Additional care instructions can also be added. A surrogate is named in the living will. This surrogate will be asked to carry out the wishes expressed in the living will should the individual be unable to do so for him or herself. Although forms for living wills can be obtained online and completed, it may be advisable to consult an attorney so that any questions or concerns can be discussed and addr