End of Life Planning in Cook County & Northbrook
Contact a Cook County Elder Law Attorney Today
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 & Cook County for more
than 30 years, helping people plan for their futures with compassionate
legal guidance and knowledgeable representation.
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Planning for the future starts today – call (847) 807-1108.
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
A medical proxy can be a:
- 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 Cook County
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 Cook County elder law
attorneys would be happy to sit down with you and help ensure your desires
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today! A skilled Cook County elder lawyer will promptly be in touch.