Addressing Clients' Health Care Planning and Future Needs
Creating estate planning documents not only protects your assets and property for the future but they can also communicate your wishes for health care while you are still alive if you are unable to communicate. An advance directive, sometimes called an advance health care directive, is a way through which you can preserve your wishes. This type of document provides directions for your medical care in the event that you cannot speak for yourself.
If you have questions or concerns about advance directives or other aspects of estate planning, call the law firm of Sacks, Goreczny, Maslanka & Costello, P.C., at 312-957-8085 (toll free at 888-350-3265) or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Naperville living will attorneys.
An advance directive can be very thorough and detailed, or vague and left up to interpretation. It is up to the individual to decide how specific the document is to be. Regardless of the level of detail, a loved one or trusted individual may be appointed in the document to make medical decisions for you. This is also known as giving someone your health care power of attorney. By giving a trusted loved one this power, you can ensure that the terms of your advance directive are followed and that your best interests are looked after in the event that decisions have to be made that are not specifically stated in the directive.
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There are different types of documents that comprise an advance directive. You can complete one or more of these as part of your advance directive. The documents include:
- A living will
- The designation of health care power of attorney to a friend or loved one
- A mental health treatment declaration
- A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) advance directive
Planning for the Unknown
Do not let yourself be caught in a situation where your wishes are unknown. We can help you plan for your future and potential medical care. To learn more about how a Chicago living will attorney and advance directive attorney at our office can assist you, contact us online or by calling 312-957-8085.
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