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My last report covered all the medical care documents you’ll need, such as your HIPAA Authorization, health care power of attorney (HPOA), living wills and advance directives. Today we lay out some working guidelines for making important medical care decisions. Do not resuscitate/hospitalize It’s common for older patients, especially frail ones in nursing homes, to […]
Your estate plan should be about a lot more than finances. An estate plan isn’t complete, for example, without the medical care documents. In fact, I always recommend making this a priority. Have the medical care documents finalized while you’re still considering the other issues in the estate plan. Also understand that medical care documents […]
Celebrities teach the best estate planning lessons. They make a lot of mistakes, and the people around them seem to have extreme reactions to everything. Plus, the details make their way into the media. A recent, tragic example is the last days of Casey Kasem. GQ documents the details. The lessons are that you should […]
Most advanced health care directives are not followed by doctors and loved ones. Studies consistently show that is the case, for a host of reasons. In last month’s visit we discussed why you need more than a Living Will in your estate plan to cover health care decisions. This month, let’s look at the steps […]