Determining Future Medical Wishes

Did you know? . . .

Having The Conversation about your future medical wishes is far more important than having your advance directive legal documents done, even if you have already executed them?

Every American adult has the guaranteed federal and state legal right (you might say “obligation”) to participate in, decide and direct their own future medical care?

Fewer than 27% of all Americans have any advance medical directives at all, and that 73% of Americans have appointed no one at all to make medical decisions on their behalf in the event of a medical emergency?

A General Power of Attorney legal document is generally useless and powerless for making any medical decisions at all?

More than half of all artificial life supports, medical treatments and life prolonging procedures delivered in the U.S. are both medically futile and unwanted by patients and their families?

All U.S. residents who are covered under Medicare Part B can now get no-cost or co-pay-only professional medical planning conversations for themselves and their family members as an ongoing part of their standard benefits package?

Unless you legally appoint someone to do it, your dying process might get dragged out only because there will be no one with the power to tell medical teams “That’s enough. Stop it now,” even if it is already medically determined that you cannot recover and the life supports you’re getting will never stop the dying process?