HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY: This document designates a specified individual to make healthcare and medical decisions for you in the event of your incapacitation. It differs from the Health Care Directive, in that the HealthCare Power of Attorney document is for the purpose of choosing someone to make your medical decisions. The Health Care Directive (Living Will) is prepared to make your medical wishes known to your primary care physician, or treating hospital facility as to end-of-life measures. The Healthcare Power of Attorney can be revoked by you at anytime (prior to incapacitation).
GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS OF ATTORNEY: In the event you become unable and/or incapacitated a Power of Attorney can ensure someone you trust and have chosen will handle your financial and personal affairs on your behalf. This is separate from a Health Care Power of Attorney, in that this document provides for financial and personal decisions, not medical directives. Absent a Power of Attorney, the Courts may have to step in to appoint someone to make these decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to.