Living Wills: What Are The Benefits?
In today’s society, it’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected. Growing in popularity and also called a Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death, a living will protects your right to a natural death in the event of a permanent unconsciousness or a terminal illness. This is important because having a living will allows you to appoint someone that can enforce your wishes listed on the document and often supplements the Health Care Power of Attorney and can be a useful tool in the event tube feeding becomes necessary during hospitalization. That’s why our legal team here at Grand Strand Law Group in Myrtle Beach has come up with a few reasons why living wills are beneficial.
As an American citizen, you have the right to refuse any treatment. Whether it’s for religious reasons or you just don’t want a feeding tube, a living will ensures you’re treated the way you wish.
Know Your Outcomes
Whether you’re injured in an accident or fall ill with a terminal illness, a living will leaves no guessing to the outcome because you’ve specified it.
Make Things Easier On Family
Having your wishes listed out in a living will helps make things easier for your family because you’ve limited their options so the decisions won’t be that hard.
Avoid Family Stress
The hospitalization and death of a family member can have lasting effects on the family. Having a living will reduces the stress and unknown of how to handle your passing and will reduce the likelihood of family arguments.
Eliminate Financial Responsibility
Long-term hospital care can sometimes leave families in a world of debt. By having a living will, you can eliminate financial stress by choosing your treatment.
While these are only a few reasons why you should have a living will, we believe living wills can benefit an entire family. If you’d like to learn more about living wills or have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’re here to help!