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Advanced Medical Directives Are A Key Piece Of Your Care Plan

It’s an uncomfortable reality to face that you will eventually not have the ability to make your own decisions. While many people retain this capacity for their entire lives, the ability to make wise financial and medical decisions happens randomly. Preparing for that possibility is a must.

At Sikov and Love, P.A. we’re thoughtful, caring and dedicated attorneys working for people across Pittsburgh. Our firm has operated since 1952, and our attorneys have accumulated a great deal of experience in Pennsylvania health care and elder law. We can answer your questions and provide you with a roadmap for your future.

What Goes Into Advanced Directives?

Advanced directives are a set of documents that describe what your wishes are in case you can no longer provide that direction. There are a number of choices to make before anything happens to you, and they include:

  • Living will: These are the orders that you would like for your care in case you are on life support.
  • DNR: Different from a living will, it is the legal order that stops medical personnel from performing resuscitation efforts if you pass.
  • Power of attorney: This document grants powers to a trusted individual who can make decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

There are many other documents that you may wish to include in your advanced directives, and we can walk you through what they are and how to properly use them.

Making The Wise Choice For Your Family

One of the leading reasons to set up your advanced directives now is to relieve your family of stress later. Medical decisions are fraught and painful for most of the people involved. But when you take steps to ease things for your family early, they feel the benefit of that care for a long time.

Get The Answers And Care You Deserve From Us

Medical directives are a sensitive topic, and it’s not going to be an easy one to discuss. We’ll speak with you compassionately about your fears and difficulties, and challenges and give you the legal and practical answers to help you. Reach out today to get started by calling 412-567-1236 or sending us an email.