A Health Care Surrogate can be an important document, not only for the elderly, but for any adult. This document allows an individual to designate a person who may act on that individual’s behalf should they become temporarily or permanently incapacitated and are unable to make medical decisions for themselves. Although standard forms are available, an Elder Law attorney can help draft a Health Care Surrogate Designation that encompasses a client’s wishes and helps the decision-making process easier for the designee in case of the client’s incapacity.