A representative agreement is a legal document that allows you to choose a person who will help you make important medical and personal decisions, if you were to become incapable of making decisions on your own.
Some of the decisions a representative agreement allows your representative to handle are:
An advance directive is a medical instruction outlining your wishes in regard to the medical treatment you wish to receive. These are important when your wishes are not the same as your family’s but are unable to voice your choices or you may not have any loved one who can make decisions for you.
The main purpose of an advance directive is your final wishes in regard to your health are carried out, even when you are unable to express them.