Living Will- Legal Planning for Seniors Articles

  • 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

    Advance care planning can make a critical difference in the lives of your parents as they age. An elder law attorney can help your elderly parents with advance directives, wills, living trusts 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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  • Why Elder Law Attorneys Aren’t Just for Seniors

    Working with an attorney who specializes in legal planning for older and disabled individuals gives senior clients peace of mind and allows their family members to understand and accept their roles and responsibilities before they must act on them.

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  • Things You Can and Can't Do With Power of Attorney

    Whether you’ve been named as someone else’s power of attorney (POA) or you’re looking to appoint one for yourself, know what responsibilities and limitations come with this designation.

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  • 3 Legal Documents Caregivers Need to Manage a Senior’s Healthcare

    HIPAA authorization, medical POA, and advance directives are the three legal documents family caregivers need to make critical care decisions on behalf of their elderly loved ones.

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  • 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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  • Advance Directives to Hasten Death in the Event of Dementia

    I can't abide the idea of subjecting my family to the emotional strain (and financial drain) of my long slide into demented oblivion. There's are ways to prevent that scenario from happening.

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  • Should Your Parent Risk an Anesthesia Disaster or Forego Surgery?

    Much has been debated regarding seniors and anesthesia. Here is how you can decide if your elderly parent should risk taking anesthesia for surgery.

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