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Advance directives and other medico-legal documents, including anything that is important to prepare and be ready to produce to help with navigating the healthcare system.
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End of Life Planning
End of Life Planning was the exploration of the month at several Longevity Explorer circles. Here is what we learned about end of life planning, including things like advance directives, healthcare powers of attorney, POLST forms, MOLST forms, and living wills. If you are thinking some end of life planning might be timely, either for you or for a family member, read this.
Make Your Health Care Wishes Known - Easily
The New Old Age blogger Paula Span has recetly written an immensely helpful piece on new ways each of us can make our health care advance directives known.
Advance Directive Forms, Apps, & Online Guides
Advance Healthcare Directives are a critical part of planning for end of life. In this article we dig into exactly what they are, how you use them, how you get help understanding them, and what we have learned about online resources and Apps for completing an Advance Directive Form.
POLST & MOLST: Physician Orders
POLST forms (also called MOLST forms, MOST, POST or TPOPP) are a critical part of planning for end of life. In this article we dig into exactly what they are, how you use them, and how you get help understanding them.
The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence
In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more
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The MOLST form: End of Life Wishes, Providence
Ensuring that one's wishes will be followed means care in selecting an "agent" having a durable power of attorney for health care. Another important step in Rhode Island is completing a "MOLST." In Part three of our discussion on end of life wishes at the Providence circle, Dr. Pat Gifford, a... .........Read more
Terminology: End of Life Wishes, Providence
In Part 2 of this discussion related to planning for the end of one's life, Pat Mattingly clarifies some of the terms used, such as “health care advanced directives,” “designated agent,” “durable power of attorney for health care.”
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PREPARE for your care
PREPARETM for your care is a didactic in the form of a series of documents and film clips which are intended to instruct the viewer how to make medical decisions and document them so they can be realized at a later time.
Stanford Letter Project: Advance Directive
The Stanford Letter Project - Advance Directive - is an online form in a letter template that is intended to allow persons to document what matters most to them and what treatments they want in the future.
Plan Your Lifespan
Northwestern University offers a website for people who want to anticipate health related choices in later life, to familiarize themselves with alternatives, and create a plan of action for possible eventualities.
MedicAlert is a nonprofit organization that provides bracelets and other wearables that alert healthcare workers to serious medical conditions when you may be incapacitated. This is especially useful for the elderly who may be unable to notify healthcare workers about allergies or other medical...
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