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The entire Connelly Law team would like to thank all of the Senior Care Heroes who are giving it their all right now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their dedication, commitment to serve, and tireless devotion to caring for our seniors in nursing homes, assisted living residences and senior rehabilitation facilities is appreciated and valued by all.


To thank them for everything that they are doing to keep their residents and our community safe and well during the coronavirus outbreak, we would like to offer them free legal documents to communicate their preferences in the event of a personal health catastrophe.

Connelly Law Offices would be honored to assist them by drafting a Living Will and Designation of Health Care Surrogate/Proxy documents free of charge during this worldwide health crisis. These two essential advance directives help individuals legally express their preferences regarding their medical wishes and end-of-life care.


A Living Will details a person’s desires regarding medical treatment if you are unable to express informed consent. A Designation of Health Care Surrogate is a document that authorizes a person of your choice to make medical decisions if a person is unable to make them on their own. These documents help to provide clarity on whom an individual wants to make healthcare decisions on their behalf and what those decisions should be.

If you wish to take advantage of this offer, go to the blue border to the left.  You will see two boxes.  If you want more information on advance directives and healthcare proxies and living wills, click on the top box.  If you want to complete the form to get these two documents, click the second box and complete the information we need.  Then the following will occur:


  1. Once you complete the form and send to us, we will develop the documents for you.

  2. We will then email the documents back to you for your review.  

  3. If you are happy with the forms, you can ask us for an appointment to execute the documents

  4. If you would rather have them executed on your own, just print out the documents and follow through whatever way you wish to do so and we thank you for your service to our seniors. 

Giving Back To Our Senior Healthcare Heroes

Free Legal Documents For Our Senior Healthcare Heroes

What is the Process?

Who is Eligible?

All staff members (Administrators, Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, CNAs, Direct Care Staff, Support Personnel, Office Personnel, etc.) who work for Rhode Island nursing homes, assisted living residences, and rehabilitation programs that serve our seniors or those with special needs.  We do ask for proof and location of employment to avoid others from misrepresenting themselves as senior healthcare providers.

Executing Documents at Connelly Law

If you wish us to execute them for you, which consists of notarizing/witnessing the signing with you and printing them on fine letterhead paper, we have several choices for you.  The entire process will take less than 5 minutes unless you have questions.


  1. DRIVE THRU SERVICE - Make an appointment with us (email us for available times or call us at 401-724-9400).  You can pull up in front of our Pawtucket office under our portico.  We will send two staff out to notarize and witness the signing.  Staff will observe all CDC safety guidelines.

  2. MEET WITH US- Make an appointment with us (email us for available times or call us at 401-724-9400).  We can meet inside our office, where we observe all CDC safety and cleanliness guidelines.

  3. QUESTIONS- If you have questions about additional services like developing an estate planning portfolio, trust packages, Medicaid applications, etc., email us for available times or call us at 401-724-9400 and we will set an office appointment or virtual phone conference with you to have a discussion. 

This application process runs until May 31, 2020.  The execution process will run through June 30, 2020.  The coronavirus has hit our community hard, but we know that our senior care workers won’t give up on those we love, so we will never give up on them. They truly are our heroes and we thank them! 

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