A living will is an important legal document that declares what you desire for medical treatment in the uncertain event that you become incapable of expressing your wishes. This document is to ensure that you receive the care you desire by communicating your wishes and medical directives, either because of temporary or permanent incapacity, to your health care agent and family members.

These wishes often include concerns such as life support and extreme measures, concerns that should not be left for others to be decided for you.