Woman and daughter smile at each other in hospital room

As we age, we may lose the ability to make our own medical treatment decisions because of lack of capacity. It is critical to have in place the legal documents that designate a trusted person to speak for us to make health care decisions.

Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you frequent.

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