Have you ever considered who would make your health care decisions in case of an emergency or incapacitation? In a moment of crisis, medical emergency, or incapacitation, it is important to have a healthcare power of attorney prepared in advance in order to outline who you choose to make your medical decisions for you.
Why do I need to prepare for an emergency?
If you do not have any healthcare directives in place, your spouse will be designated the decision-maker, if you are married. If your spouse is also incapacitated or you are not married, the matter of choosing your decision-maker becomes more complicated. If you have children, most medical facilities will look to them to decide your care. However, if you have multiple children and no designated decision-maker