Davis Advanced Health Care Directive Attorneys Representing Northern California
- Pakpour Banks is based in Davis, CA, and is proudly serving Davis, Woodland, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Vacaville, Dixon, Fairfield, Roseville, Elk Grove, and surrounding areas.
- Our team has been successfully representing cases in Yolo County, Sacramento County, Solano County, Placer County, Colusa County, El Dorado County, and Yuba County.
Advance care directives allow you to clarify your desires when it comes to life-saving and life-sustaining medical treatment. These documents provide you with peace of mind knowing that your wishes have been adequately communicated. With your desires spelled out in a legal document, you can know that those desires will be respected and acted upon should that ever become necessary. Taking the time to detail which life-saving procedures you do and don’t want have the added bonus of removing a significant burden from loved ones. At Pakpour Banks, LLP, our Davis advance healthcare directive lawyers have significant experience helping individuals plan for both the unthinkable and the inevitable. We understand the important questions we need to ask to ensure that every contingency is covered. Taking the time to ensure that you have a sound document in place is effort well spent, as it will provide family, friends, and loved ones with much-needed guidance just when they need it most.
What Is an Advance Health Care Directive?
An advance health care directive is your chance to let your physician, family, and friends know your health care preferences. This could include describing what special treatment you do or do not want, what surgical procedures, what tests, or what organs you want to be donated. This directive gives you the ability to ensure you get the quality of life you want. It can also make a difficult time much easier for your loved ones.
Advance Directive vs. Power of Attorney: What Is the Difference?
Advance care directives are similar to healthcare powers of attorney. However, there are important differences. When you create an advance directive, you are clarifying your wishes regarding the provision, withholding, or withdrawal of treatment to keep you alive, as well as the provision of pain relief treatment. On the other hand, a power of attorney names an agent who has the power to make these decisions on your behalf.
You can create both a power of attorney and an advance directive. If you do, your agent must review your advance directive to the extent that it guides their decision-making process. However, you do not need to complete an advance care directive when you create a healthcare power of attorney. In this situation, your agent will determine what is best based on what they know about your wishes and what they think is best.
Contact the Davis Advance Care Directive Attorneys at Pakpour Banks, LLP Today
If you do not yet have an advance healthcare directive, reach out to Pakpour Banks to learn more. Our experienced lawyers can assist you in creating an advance care directive. We can also help modify an advance directive or revoke an advance directive. To learn more and schedule a consultation today. You can also reach us through our secure online contact form.
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