If you’re like most people, you aren’t eager to spend time thinking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical care because of illness, an accident, or advanced age. However, if you don’t do at least a little bit of planning — writing down your wishes about the kinds of […]
Welcome to Day 5!
Today you will compile your Medical Information.
If you have the Yup I’m Dead…Now What? Book, you can find it in Chapter 4.
In this Chapter, you will not not only identify your Medical History, but will record information about documents that you have made to direct your Health Care if you are “Zombified” and not able to make decisions for yourself!
Fun stuff, right? 😉
Your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney might be the most important estate planning documents you ever make. Giving your family clear, written direction about your end-of-life wishes can spare them anguish — and make sure you get the kind of care you want. With these documents, you can set out the kinds of treatment you want, or don’t want, and name someone to make sure your wishes are honored.
Read more about these two documents and learn about your state’s laws by reading this article and this article
You will list your Health History, including allergies, medications, preferred hospital, pharmacy, medical specialists and things to take care of if you are “Zombified” and not able to communicate.
Here are some additional resources that discuss Health Documents you need:
Forbes: 4 Important Healthcare Documents That You Must Have
AARP: Free Printable Advance Directive Forms
NOLO: Types of Health Care Directives
Phew! That was a lot of STUFF! If you’re feeling overwhelmed….don’t be. We are here to help. If you have a question, feel free to reach out to us. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll find someone who does!