A complete estate plan includes documents that put you in control of your health care. These documents, known as advance directives, let you choose who should make medical decisions for you if you’re unable to communicate. You can also provide that person with guidance about what kinds of treatments you’d like to receive and those you’d like to avoid.
Your doctors and loved ones need to have a copy of your advance directives when you’re hospitalized so they know your wishes. It’s impossible to predict emergencies, and it’s impractical to carry around a pile of papers all the time. If your advance directives are unavailable, your loved ones may argue or leave your side to search for them.
We want to make sure stressful hospital visits go as smoothly as possible for you and your loved ones. That’s why you’ll receive a complimentary DocuBank membership when you complete your estate plan at Hatley Law Group APC. This unique service lets your family and doctors immediately access your advance directives right from the hospital.
Your DocuBank Emergency Card is the key to accessing your advance directives. Simply keep it in your wallet and your documents are right there with you! Your card lets you, your loved ones, or the hospital staff immediately get a copy of your documents by fax or the internet—24 hours a day.
That means that your loved ones will know your wishes and won’t have to argue over who should make decisions and what you’d want.
Your DocuBank card provides access to more than your advance directives. Your doctors can also receive important emergency information to help you receive better care.
Your DocuBank membership also includes an online SAFE. This is a secure website where you can store all of your estate planning documents other personal files in one location. This provides the convenience of having your important documents accessible anytime, anywhere in the world.
If you’re an existing client with a DocuBank membership, you can log in to your account online to update your emergency contacts, view your advance directives, or set up a medication list by clicking here.