Helping clients to prepare for the worst, protect their families and make sure their medical wishes are respected in the event of a major accident or illness in Elmira and Chemung County, Steuben County and Schuyler County, NY.
Incapacity planning is necessary, regardless of your age, to ensure you have control over medical care in the event you are seriously hurt or suddenly ill. These kinds of unfortunate events are hard to imagine and painful to think about. But planning in advance to ensure your wishes are documented and addressed will give you greater peace of mind.
Debilitating accidents, a major stroke, dementia or Alzheimer’s, a mental illness or conditions like brain cancer and other debilitating diseases can all make it difficult to advocate on your own behalf. And without any proper planning, your loved ones will be given the responsibility of trying to choose your medical decisions for you, including the type of care you want to receive, whether or not to use Do Not Resuscitate Orders, how long to keep you connected to a ventilator, and other life-altering decisions. Worse yet, your loved ones could become involved in perilous legal battles at a time when they are emotionally vulnerable.
Some Options for Incapacity Planning Include:
- Setting up a Durable Power of Attorney
- Establishing a Guardianship
- Utilizing Advance Medical Directives
Incapacity planning is also about much more than just making advanced medical decisions, and an experienced attorney can assist you in understanding what is involved in a comprehensive incapacity plan.
Your Incapacity Planning Attorney in Elmira and throughout Chemung County, Steuben County and Schuyler County, NY.
Whether you already have an incapacity plan currently in place or taking steps to put an incapacity plan in place for the first time, we can help. Donald W Mustico, Attorney at Law will build your incapacity plan to address your medical wishes, protect your family, and remove some of the stress involved during times of emotional and physical strife.