VIDEO: Advance Directive for Health Care – Amy’s Story
This video/article combination shares the personal story of the difficult decisions Amy Boulware and her father Irv Ginsburg, had to make regarding Amy’s mother’s treatment after battling cancer for the third time. Learn why the Advance Directive is so important to have at any age – think about your medical wishes now.
At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making health care plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical treatment you want even when doctors, family members, or those you appoint have to make decisions for you. Any competent adult or emancipated minor can complete an Advance Directive for Health Care. For example, in the COVID-19 pandemic, many people of all ages are being quickly affected, and they may not have even thought of their health care treatment preferences or made them known.
In this video, Amy, Elder Care and Special Needs Planning Manager at Chambliss, covers important considerations for the Tennessee Advance Directive for Health Care form and details sections that our Estate Planning clients often have questions about. For more information and to view the article Amy mentions in the video, check out Advance Directives for Health Care – Make Your Wishes Known.
If you have questions about an advance directive or would like help tailoring one to suit your unique situation, please contact me – Amy Boulware – or a member of our estate planning team.
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