Elder Care Attorney, Mindy Felinton writes about the advantages and importance of having an Advance Directive for Health Care form in the event of an unexpected medical crisis.
Delray Beach, FL , September 11, 2019: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Every Adult Has The Right To Prepare For An Unexpected Medical Crisis,” in which Ms. Felinton makes readers aware of Advance Directive for Health Care forms.
Felinton points out that, “No one likes to think about the prospect of having to face a sudden, debilitating medical crisis.” She continues adding, “The very term ‘medical crisis’ implies the unexpected nature of such events.”
Felinton approaches the topic with her clients uniquely. She states, I suggest to my clients that they think about the prospect of a medical crisis in the same way you think of having an emergency fund in case you lose your job and have to cover expenses for the next 6 months or more.” She emphasizes, “It’s a necessity.”
Felinton then goes on to pose a serious of questions. She asks, “What would you want to happen if you were to become incapacitated?” She states, “Most people think, “That’s not going to happen to me!” But, what if it did? Who would you want to handle your affairs?” Then again she asks, “If you were incapacitated wouldn’t you want someone to know what your wishes are? For instance, do you want life support? Do you want to donate your organs or not?”
According to Felinton, “Every capable adult over the age of 18 has the basic right to make choices about their health care in the event of a tragedy. That means having the right to choose or refuse medical treatment.” She says, “You can establish your desires by filling out an Advance Directive for Health Care form. These forms can be found online. Once the form is signed and witnessed it is legal. The forms can be changed, just like a will can be.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/every-adult-has-the-right-to-prepare-for-an-unexpected-medical-crisis/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people’s lives. She became an attorney and has practiced law for over 30 years, so that she could fulfill her desire to help others. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available.
Mindy assists families with Medicaid planning to help with the cost of nursing home care and with obtaining veteran’s benefits to make the cost of care more manageable. She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Mindy is passionate about educating both other professionals and the public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the use of trusts for the protection of assets. She shares her experience and professional knowledge through free workshops, and as a frequent lecturer at State Bar Conferences.