advanced care planning Tag

National Healthcare Decisions Day Provides Reminder of Key Planning Documents You Need

We have all heard horror stories about family members disagreeing over end-of-life care decisions. This can result in families ending up in protracted court battles while patients are kept alive on life support. All the while, no one really knew what the patient actually wanted. Do not let this happen to you. Provide your loved ones with some relief by planning ahead for your healthcare decisions. On April 16, 2016, organizations throughout the country tried to inspire, educate and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day encourages people to express their wishes regarding healthcare....

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New Medicare Benefit – Helping You Make Your Wishes Known

Note: This article is courtesy of DocuBank® Starting this year, Medicare is making it easier for people to have conversations about their medical wishes.  This is good news.  These conversations are important.  They help you think about what’s important to you and help you get the care that you want when it matters most. With the benefit available, now is the time to talk with your lawyer, loved ones and doctor about your wishes, and make sure both have copies of your advance directives (if you do not already have these important documents drafted, schedule a time to meet with your estate planning...

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