Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Articles
What Is a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order and how does it work?
A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is normally a result of a person's healthcare directive, which says that he or she does not want measures to be taken to keep the person alive.23 Comments
The Emergency Medical File Every Caregiver Should Create
Family caregivers, especially those acting as medical POA, should assemble a folder of these 9 important medical details that can be easily handed off to nurses and doctors when seniors need emergency health care.4 Comments
Advance Care Directives: Preparations for the Unforeseeable Future
An advance directive is a legal document that identifies a person’s health care preferences in the event that they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Advance care planning provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind for family members.7 Comments
The Difference Between POA, Durable POA, and a Living Will
Familiarize yourself with the basic elder law documents that seniors and caregivers need. Create a cohesive legal, financial and medical plan that includes a will, advance directives, and powers of attorney (POA).56 Comments
Planning Ahead for Mom and Dad's Elderly Care
Known as advanced care planning, have a conversation with your elderly parents on advance directives, wills, living trusts, health care proxies, and power of attorney before they get sick.11 Comments
Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.17 Comments
Doctors and Patients Getting Paid to Plan for Death
New bills and recommendations look to pay doctors and patients to chat about end-of-life care plans and advance health care directives.8 Comments