Who will help you manage your final care, services and personal assets? Choosing a team of advisors who can make important decisions when you most need help is often essential as you approach end of life.
Your end of life support team will include people you select to protect your interests and carry out your wishes. Whom you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and preferences. You may find that choosing the same person to fulfill multiple roles works best.
It’s important to appoint one or more people you trust, manage your medical and financial matters if you become unable, and to ensure that your final wishes are carried out after you pass away.
Consider appointing these people to manage legal matters if you become unable:
- Healthcare Proxy (HP) or Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)
An HP or MPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to make your healthcare or medical decisions
- Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) or Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA)
A DPOA or FPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to act on your financial matters
- Legal Guardian for Dependent Children or Adults
A legal guardian takes legal responsibility for the personal and property interests of your dependents
Your attorney can advise you on end of life legal and financial matters