WMBD/WYZZ - Those in the health care field are making sure you have a plan. April 16th is "National Healthcare Decisions Day." It's a yearly reminder to make sure your loved ones know the medical care you want in case you couldn't speak for your self. Without your wishes known, decisions about your health care are made by the state.
“If you do not have an advanced directive in Illinois, (power of attorney, living will) and you become incapacitated, there is no one to make decisions for you, “ says Mark Novak with Methodist Medical Center. “Then, we have to seek the state to seek guardianship for you. Then someone from the state is making decisions for you."
If you have more questions about living wills or planning for your medical future click here .