End of Life Planning in Northbrook and surrounding Northern Suburbs

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In the event that you are unable to communicate due to an accident or terminal illness, issues such as the decision to remain on life support can be difficult on your loved ones. At Kaufman Law Group, LLC, we can help you plan for these unforeseen circumstances to ensure that your wishes are carried out with comfort and dignity. If you are in need of end of life planning assistance, we are eager to help. Our experienced elder lawyers have been serving the citizens of Northbrook for more than 30 years, helping people plan for their futures with compassionate legal guidance and knowledgeable representation.

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Creating Living Wills and Appointing Proxys

There are several preparations that can be made when preparing for a dignified death. The most popular methods involve appointing a proxy via a durable power of attorney for health care, as well as creating a living will. A proxy is someone that you can appoint to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so. Appointing someone as a medical proxy can be a desirable option if you would prefer that each scenario be examined on a case by case basis, rather than providing detailed guidelines.

A medical proxy can be a:

  • Spouse
  • Friend
  • Relative
  • Son or Daughter over age 18

If for whatever reason your medical proxy is unavailable in the event of an emergency, it is highly recommended that you also appoint a backup proxy. Along with appointing medical proxy(s), creating a living will is also important. This document provides instructions to medical personnel regarding life support and what to do in specific situations such as instances of prolonged unconsciousness. In addition, you can establish your preferred method of pain management and whether or not you want to be resuscitated.

Upholding the Wishes of Our Clients Throughout Northbrook and Northbrook and surrounding Northern Suburbs

While nobody wants to think of their own passing, it is essential that your wishes for the end of your life are recorded in order to make things easier on your loved ones. We can guide you through the legal process towards instituting legal documents that encompass all of your personal values and desires for the end of your life, providing an invaluable service for your loved ones and healthcare providers. Our Northbrook and surrounding Northern Suburbs elder law attorneys would be happy to sit down with you and help ensure your desires are respected.

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