Creating A Living Will To Guide Physicians And Loved Ones
As individuals age, many become worried that Alzheimer’s or dementia or other illnesses will leave them incapacitated and unable to make decisions on their own behalf. At the McMahon Law Firm, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, we help clients create living wills that ensure their health care wishes are made known during those times in their lives that they are incapacitated and cannot make their wishes known. This is especially important for end-of-life health care decisions.
Located in Camillus, a suburb of Syracuse, our attorneys use living wills and other estate planning documents to provide clients throughout upstate New York with peace of mind.
Empowering You To Take Charge Of Your Future Health Care
Many individuals have strong beliefs regarding life-sustaining and life-prolonging medical procedures. However, when incapacitated, your wishes may not be known and family members will make a choice they think best.
By writing a living will, also known as a health care directive, you can inform others about the medical procedures you do and do not want in the event you are in an incurable or irreversible mental or physical condition with no reasonable expectation of recovery. Through this document, you can provide guidance regarding a wide range of medical procedures, including:
- Life support
- Feeding tubes (also known as artificial nutrition and hydration)
- Pain management
- Mechanical respiration
- Cardiac resuscitation
At the McMahon Law Firm, our lawyers understand the sensitive nature of living wills. We encourage our clients to speak openly and candidly about their hopes, religious beliefs and fears, and concerns regarding end-of-life care. Together, we create legal documents that empower them to take control of their future health care and provide them with peace of mind.
Providing Peace Of Mind
By making your wishes known in a living will, you stay in control of your health and your life. Contact the McMahon Law Firm today at 315-849-9053 or 800-391-9987. Consultations are free. A member of our staff speaks.