If I decide to appoint a "Healthcare Agent" or Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, how should I choose someone?
Choose someone who knows your values and wishes, and whom you trust to make decisions for you. In addition, you have the option to choose an alternate healthcare agent. Ask both to be sure they understand and agree to be your "healthcare agent." You may, but are not required to, choose a family member to be your "healthcare agent." Regardless of your choice, it should be someone who is likely to be available if needed and who will make decisions relative to healthcare matters the way you would decide, even if they conflict with their own.