Also called Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, the Healthcare Proxy is as important as any other instrument in your estate plan. This document lets you appoint an agent, usually a relative or close friend, to make healthcare decisions if you are unable to make them on your own.
Should you recover from your incapacitation, you will resume the ability to make decisions about your care. Your Healthcare Proxy is a crucial element in your plan, ensuring decisions about your care are made by someone you know and trust. Discussing your wishes with your appointed agent is recommended so they understand your priorities and concerns.