About Living Wills
An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive. directive to physicians, or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.
The expression “living will” refers to a simple legal document in which you write down what you want to happen if you become ill and can’t communicate your wishes about treatment.
Other terms for a living will include advance directive or advanced healthcare directive,
A Living Will is a simple legal document in which you specify what actions should or should not be taken for your health if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself because of illness or incapacity.
Many people will write a living will saying that they do not want to be kept alive on artificial life support if they have no hope of recovery.
A living will: Also called an advanced healthcare directive, a living will is where you lay out all the specific details of your end of life care.
If you want to die with dignity, you must have a living will.
If you wind up in a coma or unresponsive in the hospital, a living will can help your family decide how to handle your medical treatment.
A living will is a document that explains whether or not you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill and will die shortly without life support, or fall into a persistent vegetative state. It also addresses other important questions, detailing your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration, and pain medication in certain situations. A living will becomes effective only when you cannot communicate your desires on your own.
How and why to make your Living Will Advance Healthcare Directive
Living Wil forms are your written formalized, advanced healthcare directive, on what to do should you require extraordinary medical treatment, for chronic illness, terminal disease, or any disability, when you are unable to communicate your wishes.
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What is a Living Will?
A Living Will is your written formalized, advanced healthcare directive, on what to do should you require extraordinary medical treatment, for chronic illness, terminal disease, or any disability, when you are unable to communicate your wishes.
In Canada, anyone can make a Living Will with CanLaw's living will kit.
When & Why You Should Make Certain You Have a Living Will
A living will outlines your wishes when you’re in a medical situation and can’t communicate.
A living will explains your end-of-life treatment wishes for medical workers
• You may become incapacitated suddenly by an accident, a stroke, or a serious heart attack
• You have a need or desire to state your wishes regarding medical care, the termination of treatment, in the event the time comes when you are not able to make these decisions regarding your medical care.
• You currently have poor physical health, a chronic illness or a terminal disease or disability.
• You are facing pending surgery or hospitalization
• You work in a high risk occupation.
• You do not wish to be kept alive by artificial life support systems.
• You do not want to be resuscitated
• Where there is no reasonable expectation of your recovery from physical or mental illness.
If you have any chronic illness, terminal disease, disability it is prudent and wise to make a living will. It will make things easier for your loved ones.
And Your Loved Ones
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Living wills and other advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care when and if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
If you're terminally ill, seriously injured, in a coma, in the late stages of dementia or near the end of life advance directives guide choices for doctors and caregivers .
Advance directives aren't just for older adults. Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it's important for all adults to prepare a living will document. Make sure the right people know that you have one and where it is kept.
By planning ahead now with the CanLaw Living Will forms, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief.
Your living will reduces confusion or disagreement about the choices you would want people to make on your behalf.
Source Mayo Clinic Apr 12 2019
CanLaw Living Will forms are legal, binding and valid for your living will, estate planning, living trust in all provinces and territories in Canada.
- CanLaw Living Will forms are valid and legal in Ontario
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in PEI
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Quebec
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in British Columbia
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Alberta
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Manitoba
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Nova Scotia
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Newfoundland and Labrador
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- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Saskatchewan
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Yukon
- Living Will forms are valid and legal in Nunavut
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