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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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