Is This on Your Radar?
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Today we’ll talk about something most of us may not even know about—I know I didn’t until it was pointed out to me. I think we assume that if a close relative needed medical care and wasn’t able to speak for himself, we would be able to step in and get the best care for him. As we will see, that’s not necessarily the case if you don’t have the right important documents.

Do you have an 18-year old or older, unmarried adult child? Or aging parents? Do you have their notarized Healthcare Directive? Do you know what one is?

Do you realize that, if you don’t have the right set of documents, you, technically, may have no legal authority to get any medical information about your adult children or to make any decisions regarding their health, if they become ill, incapacitated or worse?

Just something to think about, as students are graduating from high school or college and preparing for work and for you and your parents. By the way... are you an unmarried adult? Does someone have your Healthcare Directive?
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