Advance Directives – decide in advance what type of medical care and procedures are acceptable if you become incapacitated:

  • Living Wills & Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care – forms available at the Township office or from the Department on Aging (800) 252-8966, www.illinois.gov/aging/ProtectionAdvocacy.
  • Five Wishes – document that includes emotional and spiritual needs in addition to medical, contact (888) 594-7437, www.agingwithdignity.org.

DuPage County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service – assists in locating an attorney in your community. Free consultation for up to 30 minutes, contact (630) 653-9109, www.dcba.org.

DuPage County State’s Attorney – investigates and prosecutes crimes committed in DuPage County, contact (630) 407-8000, www.dupageco.org/statesattorney.

Illinois Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Bureau – advocacy, information and referrals for seniors victimized by fraud or deception. Springfield office, contact (877) 844-5461 or Chicago office, contact (312) 814-3580, http -//illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/seniors.

Prairie State Legal Servicesfree civil legal services for persons aged 60 and older for issues pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid, landlord/tenant disputes, homeless issues, consumer issues, advance directives and nursing facility laws. Contact (800) 690-2130 OR (630) 690-2308/TTY, www.pslegal.org.

(Not handled are criminal or fee producing cases)

 

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