It can be overwhelming to be asked to make healthcare decisions for someone who is dying and is no longer able to make his or… Read More »Making Healthcare Decisions for Someone Who is Dying
Living wills and health care powers of attorney are essential documents for anyone who wants to put their health care wishes in writing. However, these health care directives may not be immediately available in an emergency. You may want to also make a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order because it will be more easily apparent to emergency response teams. Some states are supplementing or replacing DNR orders with a similar form, often known as a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. This article discusses both documents.
Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Legal and medical experts encourage people… Read More »Dealing with the Legal and Financial Aspects of Alzheimer’s or Other Serious Diseases
With Hurricane Florence still fresh on our minds – and those in the region with the most damage having just begun to recover – it’s… Read More »Safeguarding Valuable Documents Through a Disaster
If you’re like most people, you aren’t eager to spend time thinking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical… Read More »Living Wills and Health Care Power of Attorney – An Overview
How to Get Started if You’re Under 50 Long term care is something no one wants to think about, but it’s something that will likely… Read More »It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for Long Term Care