Maryland Living Will
GranatWills™ serves Maryland residents.
A living will specifies how you would like to be cared for if you become incapacitated, most specifically your wishes for or against extreme medical interventions such as artificial life support. In Maryland, living wills serve two very important functions. They:
- Name a health care agent who will make medical decision for you.
- Lay out – as specific as you are comfortable with – the conditions under which you’d want to be kept alive through artificial respiration and other artificial means.
The high-profile case of Terri Schiavo in 2005 shed new light on the importance of living wills. America witnessed her family argue passionately over the question, “Would she have wanted to live indefinitely in a persistent vegetative state?” In this age of highly advanced medicine in which you could be kept alive even under extreme circumstances, it’s important to decide when to draw the line on a perceived quality of life if you become severely incapacitated. Making that decision for yourself can lift a tremendous burden off of your family’s shoulders; Maryland living wills are designed for this purpose.
GranatWills offers Maryland living wills through both the Smarter Will Pack™ (Best Value), which also includes a last will, and the Medical Directives Pack™, which includes only advance healthcare directives like Maryland living wills, powers of attorney and HIPAA authorizations without a last will.