Getting Your Affairs in Order

Getting Your Affairs in Order

No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. Yet, it’s this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an emergency. Ben’s Story Ben has been married for 47 years. He always managed the family’s money. But since his stroke, Ben is not able to walk or talk. His wife, Shirley,...

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What Is Advance Care Planning?

What Is Advance Care Planning?

Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know—both your family and your health care providers—about your preferences. These preferences are often put into an advance directive, ...

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Creating Advance Directives

Creating Advance Directives

You’ve heard advance directives mentioned on TV medical dramas or on the news. But what are they and how should you use them?  Advance directives are legally binding agreements that determine end-of-life processes and include living wills and medical powers of attorney. It is important to note that ...

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