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Living Wills in Hinsdale
Advance Healthcare Directives in Illinois
A living will, also known as an advance directive, is a legal document that provides instructions for end-of-life care in the event that an individual becomes incapacitated and unable to make their own decisions. A living will can also be called a "medical directive" or "advance healthcare directive." A living will can be used to address issues such as artificial life support, life-sustaining medical treatments, or organ donation. It is important to have a living will in place because it can help prevent confusion over what care should be provided.
What Is Included in a Living Will?
A living will is a legal document that includes instructions for end-of-life care. The living will can be used to address issues such as artificial life support, life-sustaining medical treatments, or organ donation. It is important to have a living will in place because it can help prevent confusion over what care should be provided.
The living will may address the following issues:
- Artificial life support, such as life support machines, respirators, or other technology
- Life-sustaining medical treatments, such as CPR, blood transfusions, dialysis, or other medical procedures
- Organ donation
- Palliative care, such as pain management, comfort care, or hospice care
How to Create a Living Will
You can create a living will yourself by writing down your wishes for end-of-life care. However, it is best to have a living will created by an attorney because it can be tailored to your specific needs and can ensure that your wishes are carried out.
Our Hinsdale living will attorneys can help you create a living will that meets your needs and ensures that your final wishes are carried out.
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