June 8th, 2011
Be sure to review your Living Will periodically. Living Wills are easily modified to reflect changes in your health, finances, or perspective on end-of-life care. Even if your wishes don’t change, a Living Will should be regularly updated to take into account changes in medical technology. Consider updating your Living Will when you need to:
- Change or set limits on medical care to meet your ability to pay
- Respond to changes in medical technology
- Respond to a change in health care laws
- Respond to a changes in your health, including: decline, terminal diagnosis, possibility of surgery and hospitalization, or pregnancy
- Designate a different person to make health care decisions for you
- Move to a new state
- Respond to changes in your beliefs and wishes concerning end-of-life care
- Respond to the death of a loved one or significant other
Remember that new documents will generally supersede old ones - in other words, executing a new Living Will has the effect of revoking a prior Living Will.
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Article by RocketLawyer.