Whether you anticipate retiring in the near future or have just graduated college, it is imperative that you thoughtfully plan your future to be prepared for the unexpected situations that you may face. With a well-written plan in place that addresses all of your needs such as care planning, asset division and healthcare directives, you can confidently go into retirement with the peace of mind that all of your affairs are in order. At Flynn, Py & Kruse, we have helped many people in Ohio to address their life-care planning needs in a customized way.
One of the most important things you should consider is a healthcare directive. According to the National Institute on Aging, an advance directive is a valuable tool to provide others with information about how you wish to be cared for and any preferences you may have in situations where you are not able to communicate your desires. If you are ever incapacitated, your family members can refer to the advance directive that you have put into place to use as a reference in getting you the type of care you desire. Some of the decisions you may wish to address in this document include whether or not you want to be resuscitated, what you want in regards to comfort care, whether or not you want a ventilator and if you prefer artificial nutrition or hydration if you are unable to eat. Remember to also select someone you trust as your healthcare proxy to facilitate the decisions you have requested when you are in a position where you are unable to speak for yourself.
By incorporating a healthcare directive into your long-term care planning, you can have a vehicle for making decisions even in circumstances where you are physically incapacitated. For more information about life-care planning, visit our web page.