National Healthcare Decisions Day

A recent study suggests that increasing the number of cancer patients who have end-of-life discussions could save the U.S. over $75 million a year without compromising care.

Yet, less than one-third of all adults have a living will or any kind of “advance directive” to make their healthcare wishes known in the event of catastrophe, studies show. National Healthcare Decisions Day was started a few years ago to teach Americans the benefits of creating an advance directive, and to encourage healthcare providers to recommend them more often.

“No one likes to think about the possibility of a life-threatening injury or disease,” says David Wingate. “But the simple act of creating an advance directive can turn out to be an incredible gift for loved ones in the event of an accident or severe illness.”

The event’s date is no coincidence. Kottkamp selected the day after Tax Day in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s famous adage: “Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes.”

 

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David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick, Washington and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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