Advance Care

Organ Donation

Organ Donation General References How to Become an Organ Donor. American Society of Transplantation website. Accessed: August 8, 2023. How Donation Works/Donation After Life. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Health Resources & Services Administration. Reviewed: September 2021. Accessed: August 8, 2023. Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, & Advance Health Care Directives. American Bar Association […]

Funeral and Memorial Planning

Funeral and Memorial Planning Updated: August 8, 2023 Wakes and Funerals Funeral homes are a business and strive to make a profit. At this time your family is vulnerable and may feel compelled to include expensive options for your wake that only benefit the funeral home. You may be able to help them avoid this […]

Advance Directives

Advance Directives Updated: August 7, 2023 After you have had the “Conversation,” you should immediately proceed with creating a plan and documenting it in the form of an advance directive (AD). An AD is a legal document that answers the “what if” questions and is meant to guide family and healthcare professionals to provide the […]

Healthcare Proxy

Healthcare Proxy Updated: August 8, 2023 Your Healthcare Proxy, also known as Healthcare Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, or Medical Power of Attorney, is a person you designate to make medical care decisions on your behalf. They may also be your Financial Power of Attorney. Laws about healthcare proxies are contained […]

Respecting Your Wishes

Respecting Your Wishes Updated: August 7, 2023 While the choices you make should reflect your wishes, remember that you are not the only person they will affect. It is important that any person approaching the end of their life make their wishes known to avoid unwanted, unnecessary, uncomfortable, and expensive medical care, including unwarranted resuscitation. […]

Talking About Death and Dying

Talking About Death and Dying Updated: August 4, 2023 Family and Friends Healthcare Professionals Legal Professionals Talk to your attorney. Advance directives are an integral part of your estate plan and they will be able to help you do this. However, you do not need an attorney to complete an advance directive or healthcare proxy. […]

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