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April 2015

Elder Law Center, P.C.

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Do you have an advance directive, such as a Healthcare Power of Attorney, in place?  If so, have you reviewed it recently to be certain it accurately reflects your wishes.  If not, now is the perfect time to consider creating one for yourself.  For more information or assistance in creating a Healthcare Power of Attorney (POA), or to have your current POA reviewed, contact our office at 630-844-0065. 

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