Columbus Health Care Planning
Dublin Health Care Planning Lawyer
Few people enjoy the thought of facing the health issues that arise as we age. A single catastrophic illness can quickly result in losing a life time of savings and investments that would otherwise be used for retirement or passed to family members upon death. As you age, health care planning becomes a family affair.
The Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller advises you to discuss and write down your exact wishes for how you want your family to provide for your health care in the event you become incapacitated by illness or injury. Unless you have specific advanced health care planning directives in place, your family and doctors will have difficulty making decisions based on your wishes and your values.
Contact our offices to learn more about ways we can help you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes will be followed. We will discuss your health care planning options, including living wills, advanced directives, and durable powers of attorney. It is your right to decide the type and amount of treatment you receive, but you may not be able to convey your decisions to your family members when you need to do so. Making your desires known through an advanced health care directive keeps you in control and makes things easier on your family.
Caring Connections, a national hospice and palliative organization, recommends these important steps to follow when considering your health care planning needs:
- Be familiar with the types of life-sustaining treatments that are available.
- Discuss with your family the options you want, and don’t want, and why.
- Talk to your doctor about your treatment effects, costs, and risks.
- Share your health care planning and end-of-life wishes with your family.
As a health care planning law firm, we also highlight the importance of including your advanced health care directives in a legal document such as a living will and/or health care power of attorney.
Contact us to discuss ways we can help you get peace of mind knowing that your family won’t be burdened with making health care decisions and costs at the end of your life. We provide straightforward answers to some pretty tough questions.