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Dad’s Heart Attack: A Personal POLST Story

Dad’s Heart Attack: A Personal POLST Story ...

My Dad’s recent heart attack taught me an unexpected lesson about healthcare directives and the POLST. My experience might surprise you.

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How Do You Feel About Death and Dying?

How Do You Feel About Death and Dying? ...

Preparing for death and dying and for the probability of end-of-life healthcare decisions is a choice you can make that will yield remarkable benefits for you and those you love.

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Why Your Healthcare Directive Must Include HIPAA Language

Why Your Healthcare Directive Must Include HIPAA Language ...

Without a HIPAA statement, you are rolling the dice on your medical future. Your Healthcare Power of Attorney document needs to include the right language to ensure your decision-makers will be fully informed of your condition, if medical decisions are ever required on your behalf.

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Whose perspective will drive decisions for your end-of-life care?

Whose perspective will drive decisions for your end-of-life care? ...

In a medical crisis, many people’s views will compete as treatment decisions are considered for your care. Whose perspective will take precedence? Yours should. But will it?

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Parenting Until Your Final Breath

Parenting Until Your Final Breath ...

Your death—your final act of parenting—can teach your adult children three powerful lessons. As part of your legacy, you can model a good death.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

As the old adage says, death and taxes are certain. I wonder it that’s why the powers-that-be opted to declare April 16th as our National Healthcare Decisions Day. Right after getting your taxes submitted, it’s time to think about planning for a good death. A healthcare directive is how you communicate your definition of a good death.

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Ready to Make Medical Decisions for your Parents?

Ready to Make Medical Decisions for your Parents? ...

Facing the future reality of making medical decisions for your parents can be unsettling. You can be prepared. For starters, download this free e-guide to learn about the role of healthcare agent.

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Avoiding Decision Fatigue at the Worst Possible Time

Avoiding Decision Fatigue at the Worst Possible Time ...

Leaving this world gently can be part of your legacy. Avoid decision fatigue for loved ones when they are most vulnerable by making your end-of-life choices in advance.

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Time to Get This One Done!

Time to Get This One Done! ...

Writing and communicating a meaningful healthcare directive is a gift to those you love. Your family will be immeasurably grateful if you invest your time and energy to get this one done.

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Avoid End-of-Life Healthcare Risks and Pain

Avoid End-of-Life Healthcare Risks and Pain ...

The process of dying has hidden risks for the patient and for family members. By completing these 4 steps, you can reduce end-of-life risks and spare your family from unnecessary pain.

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