A living will is a document that sets forth your wishes concerning future medical treatment. This document can become necessary if you eventually find yourself incapacitated, whether through gradual illness or sudden injury, and unable to formulate or communicate your wishes at the time. Thus, many people create a living will as part of their planning for the future.
In addition to making a living will, you should also designate a trusted person to manage your health care. Commonly known as a power of attorney for health care, in Florida this document bears the name, "designation of health care surrogate."