How Can I Communicate My Future Health Care Wishes To My Family?

You may know exactly how you would handle a certain medical situation – but if you don’t tell your family, how will they know? This becomes very important if your family is faced with making decisions on your behalf. We've worked with thousands of clients who have gone through this process and have found that communication makes a big difference. By taking this important step of talking with your family now, you can save confusion later.

  1. Call a family meeting:

    One option is to call a family meeting and discuss everything. If you are uncomfortable discussing this topic in person, though, or believe your family may bring up questions you can’t answer, it may be a good idea to invite your Edward Jones advisor to the meeting.

  2. Put it in writing:

    One option is to call a family meeting and discuss everything. If you are uncomfortable discussing this topic in person, though, or believe your family may bring up questions you can’t answer, it may be a good idea to invite your Edward Jones advisor to the meeting.

Power of Attorney (POA)

With a POA for both property and health, you determine who is authorized to make financial decisions on your behalf if you’re unable to do so. This document can be as broad or as narrow as you like – you're in control. But keep in mind that a POA generally ends when you die, so you’ll want to have a documented will.

We can help

Your Edward Jones advisor can help you develop a strategy that's tailored to your needs and built to help protect against the unexpected.

Important Information:

Edward Jones does not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your qualified tax and legal professionals on your specific situation.

Insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (except in Québec). In Québec, insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (Québec) Inc.

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