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Get Answers for Your Advance Directive Questions
Caregivers and family members have to deal with many confusing options when a loved one is suffering from a severe illness. Advance directives give caregivers and family members some solace. You can approach an attorney for health care to help you with advance directives and end-of-life planning for your loved one.
Advance directives allow the patient the opportunity to express what they would like to say during a life-sustaining treatment and make it legally binding. The regulations of these legal documents differ from one state to another and one country to another. As a caregiver, you must do your research on how your state or country uses advance directives.
ExtendaTouch is an online support group for family caregivers. Many of our members are more knowledgeable about and have experience with the ins and outs of advance directives. If you have any questions about the subject, you can always connect with our members who relate and receive helpful answers. Our fellow caregivers can provide you useful information and advice.
Advance Care Planning
Power of attorney is one example of an advance directive whereby the patient gives you the legal authority to make healthcare decisions on their behalf. When you get a power of attorney, you can do advance care planning and make decisions about things like life care and nursing home for your loved one to improve their quality of life. The goal of an advance directive is to ensure the best possible patient care during the illness and through the end of life.
You can get more information on the subject from our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch. Our community members are available to help you understand the subject and make the best possible decisions for your loved one. Connect with our experienced and knowledgeable members now and start exchanging valuable information.