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Do You Value Control Over Your Health Care Decisions?



On the road of life, we all like to be in the driver's seat.


We have an idea of where we're headed, and we want to be in the position to control where we're going and how we get there. To control the speed of the car, and to decide whether or not we take back roads and detours.


Most importantly, we don't want someone else to take the wheel and suddenly change directions.


Many of us worry about what would happen if we had memory issues later in life. We worry that we won't be able to maintain control over our health care or over how and where we live out our lives.



And while there is no guarantee because life's circumstances can be unpredictable, the best way to maintain control over your health care decisions is to have a comprehensive estate plan.


A good estate plan--one that contains multiple health care documents--asks tough questions. These questions, about the type of care you'd like to receive if you had a terminal diagnosis and could not speak for yourself, can be daunting in the moment. But if you make your decisions in a Living Will, you have a legally enforceable document that can help you maintain control.


We can't possibly know what the future will bring. But most of us at least want to feel that we'll be given the chance to navigate whatever life brings on our own terms.


If you value control over your health care, we hope you'll make an estate plan. To find out if Swan Law is the right attorney for you, call 970-879-1572 to get started.

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PO Box 773002 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80477

Tel: 970-879-1572 

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