Planning During The Pandemic

July 16th, 2020


We’ve all seen the terrible impact COVID-19 has had. The Coronavirus has taken lives of people otherwise considered to be in perfect health. It’s hospitalizing people every day with ICUs maxed out and a growing need for ventilators. People have lost their jobs and are now trying to figure out how to feed their families.

And unfortunately, in many places, social distancing guidelines are being ignored. Cases continue to grow across the US. The undeniable truth is that no one is safe from the Coronavirus and we don’t know if or when things will get back to normal

You’ve heard the phrase “out of an abundance of caution.” That phrase applies to the coronavirus in several ways.

Yes, getting good health coverage, wearing masks and staying home when possible is extremely important, but what people don’t think about, that is also very important, is taking preparations for you and your family should you contract the virus and become incapacitated.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to create an Advanced Directive for Healthcare, a Financial Power of Attorney, and a Last Will & Testament. But how can those help you during the pandemic?

Advanced Directive for Healthcare

Also known as a living will, this document goes into effect only if you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. In this document, outline the type of medical care you want in the event of a serious illness or injury.This will help doctors know your preferences and relieve your family of the burden of having to make potentially life-changing decisions.

Financial Power of Attorney

In this document, you grant someone, often called an agent, the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf. This person will be able to handle your finances, bills, and property should you become incapacitated.

Last Will & Testament

This document will express your wishes after you pass away, including funeral arrangements, care of children, and dividing your estate.

If you’re ready to get started planning for this uncertain future, click on the contact tab. I’d love to help you protect your family.