A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows you to give legal permission to another person to make important decisions on your behalf if you are to become incapacitated by illness or disability. These decisions may include those related to your property and finances, though POAs are more commonly used to give someone else the authority to make decisions regarding your medical treatment. A health care power of attorney (also known as a medical POA) allows you to put decisions about life support and other treatments in the hands of someone you trust to carry out your wishes. The Law Offices of Andrew J. Draus can assist you in creating a POA so that you can have peace of mind knowing who will make medical decisions for you in the event that you can no longer make them yourself.
If you have personal or perhaps religious beliefs about end-of-life medical treatments such as the use of a ventilator for breathing, a POA ensures that someone you trust will make those decisions for you. A health care power of attorney covers more ground than a living will. With a POA, you can appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf whether your incapacitated state is permanent or temporary.
Call (630) 705-1700 to speak with a qualified attorney about your unique estate planning needs and goals. Andy Draus will help you create a medical power of attorney and advise you in choosing your agent.
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