In an effort to ensure your protection and peace of mind, our attentive team of personnel provides legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care. If you or your loved one are ever unable to make decisions for yourself, these advance directives guide the choices for doctors and caregivers in cases of terminal illness, serious injury, coma, and the stages of dementia or near the end of life.
By planning ahead, you can get the medical care that you want, avoid any unnecessary suffering, and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. These directives also help reduce confusion or disagreement about the choices you would wish for people to make on your behalf. Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it's important for adults of all ages to prepare these documents.
The Grupp Law Firm, PLLC provides advance directives in the form of power of attorney (durable power of attorney for health care or a health care proxy) or a living will. In the former case, our client team works one-on-one with you to name a person of your choosing to make decisions for you when you are otherwise unable to do so. The person you name may be a spouse, other family member, friend or member of a faith community. You may also choose one or more alternates in case the person you chose is unable to fulfill his or her role. Choosing a person to act as your health care agent is important even if you have other legal documents regarding your care. For, not all situations can be anticipated and some situations will require someone to make a judgment about your likely care wishes.
In the latter case, GLF’s attorney will step you through the process of drawing up a living will. We work with your concerns and priorities to compose a written, legal document that spells out the medical treatments you would and would not want to be used to keep you alive, as well as other judgments such as pain management or organ donation.
In determining your wishes, the Firm places your values first. These arrangements involve your input and our professional expertise and that of our staff to ensure your peace of mind and optimum care. If you or your loved one are seeking medical directives or advice regarding these, contact The Grupp Law Firm, PLLC today!