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Analysis & Exploration: Finances and legal

A Professional Fiduciary: What is it? Do you need one?

Wondering what a Professional Fiduciary is, when you might need one, and how you would find a good one? We asked professional fiduciary Kim Schwarcz to explain.

 

 

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?

 

 

Elder Dignity, Autonomy and the Need for Protection from Abuse

Dignity of the elder must not be disregarded in the name of protection: whether we are dealing with the difficult issues of how to convince dad to give up the car keys, mom’s need for placement in a facility, or fear of money being improperly acquired by a scammer. The question posed is how to maximize the preservation of dignity in the face of true need for protection of the elder? This article addresses the issue as it relates to financial abuse of elders, but the principles are equally applicable in other situations.

 

 

Breaking Down Inter-Generational Communication Barriers

Going beyond money management, part of our daily work includes having conversations about the complexities of providing care for aging family members, the range of costs for providing this care and the difficulty families have in planning around these issues. Yet, most people don’t think about such things until there is a crisis.

 

 

Financial elder abuse: media and seniors have different perceptions

Financial abuse of seniors is on the rise. New companies are springing up to try and address the issue. But there may be some education required as it seems as though seniors and their families are not yet too worried about this issue.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Finances and legal

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

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

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

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

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

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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Useful Products & Resources: Finances and legal (shared by our Explorers)

The US Advance Care Plan Registry

 
US Living Will Registry
 

The US Living Will Registry/Advance Care Plan Registry is a service accessed by a mobile app or online which is designed to store or to otherwise locate advance health directives for use by the user or by health care providers anywhere.

 

Five Wishes

 
Five Wishes
 

Five wishes is an online service that enables you to create an advance directive. 

 

PREPARE for your care

 
Prepare.org
 

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

 
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.

 

The Conversation Project

 
Conversation Starter Kit, The Conversation Project
 

The Conversation Project is a website intended to evoke discussion among family or friends to facilitate talking about values and wishes that often go unsaid.

 

SilverBills

 

SilverBills is a service that offers to ease the burden of bill paying for those who find it confusing or frustrating.

 

Cake: End of Life Planning

 

End of life planning App: discover, share, and store your end of life preferences.

 

Vial of Life

 
Vial of Life
 

The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment.

 

 

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