Living wills are legal documents that include a person’s wishes regarding the end of life medical care they will receive. They can be thought of as advance directives that may include medical powers of attorney that designates someone to make healthcare decisions on behalf of someone.
The living will enable an individual to communicate their wishes to ensure that loved ones are informed of their preferences in the event they are incapable of making decisions due to a medical condition. This is an essential document and, unfortunately, mistakes are often made when they are written.
The Most Frequent Errors
A lack of detail is one of the problems. A poorly drafted living will does not specifically state who is responsible for carrying out decisions. A living will needs very specific language as a legal document. There are certain medical treatments a person may not want to have due to religious beliefs. These must be stated and, additionally, the living will should indicate what medications should not be used. A living will can also specify if care is to be given in a hospital or in a home situation. One of the worst errors that arises from not having a living will is deception. It can happen that a person will manipulate family members into making decisions that may not be what the patient wanted.
What is important is that healthcare providers must know what they are permitted to do and what they cannot do. Lack of clarity leads to problems. Group legal plans have attorneys to assist in drafting these important documents. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has some of the best.
A Stellar Network
Our nationwide network of attorneys enables us to have one in the community of every Countrywide client organization. These legal experts will be providing the pre-paid legal services that are part of the design group legal plan. Writing living wills is one of the benefits we offer.
A client can expect our attorneys to be patient listeners. It is not easy for any employee to talk about last illness and the possibility of death. Our lawyers are recruited for their emotional intelligence as well as legal knowledge. All questions are answered.
Moreover, our lawyers are great teachers. They will explain to a group legal plan member the importance of medical powers of attorney and how to select somebody who will do the job. Language of living wills can be confusing, but our attorneys explain what the terms mean. Once the living is written, a group legal plan member has a document that explicitly states what is expected of healthcare providers in the event of a final illness. It means that family members do not have to make heart rendering decisions or make unintentional mistakes.
Our Clients Are Important
Countrywide has provided pre-paid legal services to organizations for over 30 years. We design a group legal plan with the aid of a prospective clients management. We discuss all our services with the decision-makers and asked them to make selections. Those pre-paid legal services they would like to see in the plan will be there in the final document. Countrywide will provide the administration and member services. We are proud of the fact that we have received glowing compliments from our clients about the attention and courtesy their employees received.
The living will gives peace of mind to everyone. A plan member can be assured that what they want as far as final care is going to be done. Healthcare providers do not to second-guess anything because the living will clearly states what is desired. People encounter all kinds of frustrations with legal matters. Countrywide has a benefit that can help them resolve some common headaches before they become serious emergencies.
If you want to know more about what we do, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to sharing with you all the information about our benefits and you will be positively surprised at what you will hear.