Living Wills and Health Care Directives – What is Involved?

The following is an example of a Health Care Directive (many people still refer to this as a Living Will). It is broken down into 3 basic parts. 1) Appointment of the Health Care Agent. 2) Health Care Instructions. 3) Making the Document Legal. Like most legal documents, it can be a bit confusing and […]

Planning for Tomorrow

Following is part three of an interview with Phyllis Slater, owner of Slater Solutions LLC. Ms. Slater has devoted years to providing coaching and concierge services to the working caregiver and aging parent. Visit Phyllis Slater’s website simply by Googling the name Phyllis Slater.Q. Why should we plan for tomorrow now?A. Possible situation… I have […]

Hospice and the Family Caregiver

Caring for a loved one at the end of life is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding situations a family member may ever face.There is a sense of loss and sadness that begins when a family learns of a serious or life-limiting diagnosis, and the levels of stress can continue to grow throughout […]

Don’t Wait

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.Far too many people wait until they are in […]

Paying for End-of-Life Care

How to pay for the rising costs of health care? Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing care for their aging parents just as they are facing their own health care issues.Yet, for more than 25 years, the […]