Today, many people are questioning:
“If my Living Will states I do not want to be put on a ventilator, does this language prevent my doctor from using a ventilator to treat me if I am struggling with COVID-19 symptoms?”
With thanks to Van Dyke Law for clearly explaining why the language in your Living Will will not, in almost all cases, prevent your doctor from treating you for COVID-19 with a ventilator. Read this article to understand what it takes for a Living Will to be activated in a situation that applies to “end-of-life” care.
Do not let COVID-19 stop you from working with an Estate and Elder Law Attorney to include this key document in your estate plan.
With thanks to Sheli Monacchio, Director of Life Care Resources for Van Dyck Law for this article.
Sheli has 20 years of experience in the senior care industry. Sheli has extensive experience helping families in Assisted Living, Home Care, Skilled Nursing, Hospice and Senior Living Placement environments. As Director of Life Care Resouces, Sheli educates families and helps them sort through their confusion as they plan for loved ones and themselves. Founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, this not profit has over 500 qualified healthcare professionals ready to help seniors and their families.
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