Put a Living Will in Place
Create a legal declaration of your personal wishes regarding extraordinary medical treatment in the event you become terminally ill or permanently unconscious.
A living will is a way of letting your family and doctors know about your health care wishes in case you ever become unable to speak for yourself because of an injury or illness. Another document, called a medical power of attorney, is also commonly used.
A living will is a document that can direct your doctor to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging treatment if you are terminally ill and unable to communicate your wishes or permanently unconscious with no hope of recovery. It can tell your doctor to provide only those treatments that will relieve pain and provide comfort.
Protect yourself: A living will can help your loved ones do what’s right if you become hurt or disabled.