As we learn to navigate the COVID-19 reality, filled with uncertainty, there is one thing that we can all do to take control; establishing our Advance Directives and expressing our end of life wishes. While thinking about our own mortality…
There are two ways to better ensure this doesn’t happen to you. The first is to name a health care proxy – a person (or more than one person) who will make medical decisions for you when you can’t. The second strategy, one for patients who are already seriously ill, is an alternative to the advance directive that has emerged in recent years and has been implemented or is being developed in some 40 states: the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Read to find out more.
An advance directive gives instructions on the kind of medical care you would like to receive should you become unable to express your wishes yourself, and it often designates someone to make medical decisions for you. But an important document like this won’t be of much use in an emergency if it’s tucked away in a safe deposit box or in a file cabinet somewhere.
Strohschein Law Group is dedicating the longest day of the year, June 21st, to provide awareness and help in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Our staff will be available by appointment and walk-in to prepare your ~
Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property FREE of charge
Friday, June 21st 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our office in St. Charles
To sweeten the deal, we will send you off with a root beer float to enjoy the first day of summer! All we ask is that you leave a donation for the Alzheimer’s Association.