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Family caregivers should assemble a folder of these 9 important medical details that can be easily handed off to nurses and doctors when seniors need emergency care.

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.

New bills and recommendations look to pay doctors and patients to chat about end-of-life care plans and advance health care directives.

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.

Familiarize yourself with the basic legal documents and forms that seniors and their caregivers use to create cohesive legal, financial and medical plans for the future.

A Do Not Resuscitate Order is a legally binding physician’s order for a patient, that no steps will be taken to restart a person’s heart when it stops or to get a person breathing again.

Known as advanced care planning, have a conversation with your elderly parents on wills, living trusts, health care proxies, etc. before they get sick.