You are here: Home Planning Ahead Healthcare Power ... What To Discuss ... Step 6. Include the ...
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

What To Discuss With A Healthcare Proxy

Step 6. Include the person's name in your Healthcare Proxy document, and ask him or her to affirm their agreement in writing.

« Previous


Only after you believe the person is clear about your wishes, and you are confident that the person is the right one to be your proxy, is it time to execute the document naming that person.

Be sure your proxy knows to confirm that, if you go into a hospital, a copy of your Healthcare Power of Attorney has been placed in your records "just in case."

It may be helpful to also put your general beliefs and wishes in writing so your proxy has a memory aid. Understand that the writing will be used as a guide only. It will have no legal authority of its own.

NOTE: The document for the Proxy is not the same as a Living Will which is a document we also recommend you have in case something in writing is needed by your Health Care Proxy to show proof of your intent.

To Learn More

More Information

Living Wills

Related Articles

Estate Planning

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.