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Several questions everyone should ask themselves when preparing a living will, advance medical directive or other legal documents

There are several questions everyone should ask themselves when preparing a living will, advance medical directive or other legal documents that have a direct impact on how a medical emergency should be handled by healthcare professionals. Elder law attorneys know that fewer than 70% of families actually make the correct choice when they are forced to guess at what their loved ones want done. Physicians are even more apt to make a judgment call that isn’t in line with their patients’ final wishes or religious beliefs. Before you begin to prepare an advance directive or living will with your estate…

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National Health Care Decisions Day is set for April 16

National Health Care Decisions Day is set for April 16. According to their website, this initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. You also can learn more on their Facebook Page. You can learn more about medical and advance directives or health care agents – on our website.

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