Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill
The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging has published The Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill, a project by commissioned by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The 50 page Guide is available online at no cost – click here.
The Guide is structured around 7 keys steps you can take to get your affairs in order. It contains links to numerous other resources.
Step 1. Plan How to Pay for the Health Care You Need
Step 2. Make a Plan to Manage Your Health and Personal Decisions
Step 3. Make a Plan to Manage Your Money and Property
Step 4. Plan for the Care of Dependents
Step 5. Know Your Rights As a Patient
Step 6. Know Your Rights As an Employee
Step 7. Get Your Legal Documents in Order
This Guide may be helpful to anyone facing a serious illness and their loved ones and advisors.Tags: decision making, dying, hospice, legal documents, patient rights