Advance Medical Directives in Northern Virginia
From Northern Virginia Trusts and Estates Law Firm
When planning your estate, it is important to consider how you wish to be dealt with in the event of becoming incapacitated or unable to make decisions about your health care and treatment. An advance medical directive, or living wil,l gives all the information about your wishes to the healthcare team and your family, should such a situation occur.
At Northern Virginia Trusts & Estates in Northern Virginia, we pride ourselves on the affordable legal services that can give you peace of mind about the future.
Call us today at Northern Virginia Trusts & Estates in Northern Virginia to discuss advance medical directives. Dial 703 938 3510 to speak to one of our team members.
We have served many clients with comprehensive legal services all across Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Reston, McLean, Vienna, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Tyson`s Corner, Sterling and Great Falls. We offer legal counsel for all aspects of estate planning, including wills, guardianship and trusts, advance medical directives or living wills (also known as advanced medical directives) and powers of attorney.
Why should I make an advance medical directive or living will?
Should you become gravely ill, suffer a major accident, or be faced with a terminal illness, you may be unable to communicate your wishes to the health care team and doctors treating you. An advance medical directive states how you have chosen to be treated, prior to becoming incapacitated or unable to give informed consent. This can aid both, those treating you, and your family in carrying out care and treatment according to your directives.
An advance medical directive or living will can cover such issues as:
- Life support
- Pain management, pain relief and analgesia
- Antibiotics and other medicines
- Feeding and Hydration
- Resuscitation options
Adding an advance healthcare directive (also known as an advanced medical directive or living will) to your estate planning will help all those around you to ensure you receive the treatment and care that you have chosen for yourself.
Contact us today and let us assist you with your advance medical directive and all aspects of your estate planning. Our services are affordable, delivered by attorneys with specific experience in advanced medical directives that are local here in Northern Virginia.