Colorado Living Will (Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment)

Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Document Description

Whether called a living will, advance healthcare directive or as in Colorado, the Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment; the effect is the same: advance preparation. Good health is something we all strive for, but when unfortunate health circumstances arise prior preparation can save both you and your family additional stress. Making health decisions for a loved one is a difficult task, and for a family that is grappling with the emotional strain of this situation. The Colorado Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment can make all the difference.

This declaration provides you and your loved ones a sense of calm. Although discussing these sensitive issues may be awkward at best, it is necessary and essential to prevent chaos at a time when emotions are raw.

Ez Estate Planner provides the means to thoroughly detail the various aspects of medical treatment, including the use of a feeding tube and the life-sustaining procedures that are utilized in your care. In addition to these vital health decisions, the Colorado Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment also discusses the setting of your care. Whether you wish to be cared for in the hospital, in hospice care, or in your own home this document enables ensures your loved ones will be armed with the knowledge of where YOU will be most comfortable.

Additionally, the Estate Vault gives you the ability to upload your signed Colorado Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment for easy access. You can also upload any other essential health or estate planning documents to have access to all of your estate planning documents in one convenient location for you and the loved ones you choose.

Note: An advance health directive (or living will) is not the same as health care power of attorney, or a living trust. If you would like more information, please review those documents separately, or review our article What’s the Difference Between an Advance Health Directive and a Health Care Power of Attorney?




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