Living wills and powers of attorney can help give you the right to name an agent to make decisions for your health, finances or property when you are unable to do so. Living wills and healthcare power of attorney may seem similar, but have some important differences. Generally, a power of attorney appoints an agent while a living will gives your instructions to a doctor. A power of attorney allows your agent to make all decisions on your healthcare, form every day choices to end of life care. A living will explains your wishes for your end of live care. office can help you draft the appropriate paperwork, depending on what you need.