Respecting Your Wishes

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. […]