March 31, 2021 Elder Law

Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney, and Other Advance Directives in the Age of COVID-19

By Michael A. Kirtland, J.D., LL.M., CELA

Planning in advance for medical emergencies has always been an important subject. Unfortunately, it is also often put off as an uncomfortable subject, one people do not wish to consider and therefore avoid. But, in the age of COVID-19, with over half a million American deaths and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations from COVID-19, planning in advance is now more important than ever. What can you do to be prepared for the possibility of COVID-19 related hospitalization of yourself or a loved one?

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