Over 18? Why You Need Your Health Care Directive Updated Now for Coronavirus/Covid-19

(And How to Update Yours, Or Create One for FREE)

Ali Katz
7 min readMar 24, 2020
Updating Your Health Care Directive is Critical For All Adults Over the Age of 18

If you were hospitalized today and SOMEONE had to make decisions for you, who would it be? Do they know what you’d want and have legal authority to make decisions for you?

This is critical whether you are young or old. If you are over the age of 18, and you cannot make medical decisions for yourself, due to an inability to communicate, you want a Health Care Directive up to date and ready to go.

Yes, the kids these days call it #adulting, and you need to do it too.

The good news is that you can do it for free — on your own or with the help of a lawyer. In this article, I’ll share:

  • the 3 parts every Health Care Directive must have and why they’re important,
  • the 5 things to look for in your Health Care Directive, and
  • how to update yours specifically for Coronavirus/Covid-19 at no cost.

But first, let me tell you a story about my good friend, Jennifer …

My good friend, Jennifer, wanted to name me as her health care agent. We talked about it. But she never did the paperwork to create her Health Care Directive, legally



Ali Katz

Offering a values-aligned, holistic model for your life, legacy & LIFT (legal, ins, fin, tax) decisions in a time of mass confusion. http://www.TheAliKatz.com