An estate plan may include: a will, living will, health care surrogate, durable power of attorney, and pre-need guardianship.
A last will and testament covers all you assets and their distribution upon your death.
A living will is a document that tells others, your wishes as to health care.
Health care surrogate:
You can appoint someone to make medical decisions for you in the case you become incapacitated.
Durable power of attorney:
If you are unable to make financial decisions, you can elect someone you trust to make decisions for you.
If you are unable to take care of yourself and your finances, you can elect someone to make those decisions, through a court process.