Wills, Estates, and Probate – probate_selfhelp – California Courts

Living Wills
Useful when: Your seenager is in terminal condition or a permanently unconscious state in a hospital or skilled nursing facility in a non-emergency situation. This trumps the healthcare POA when your seenager is in that state.
Purpose: Documents the desires of your seenager for any life-sustaining treatment. When decisions need to be made about future treatments, a living will guides your older adult’s health care agent to choose treatments that honor their wishes. Topics that could be covered include:
• Artificially or technologically supplied nutrition
• Comfort care measures
• The use of ventilators
• Pre-existing conditions and how they are to be handled