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Funeral Pre-Planning: How To Discuss Wishes With Family

By Nicole KruegerMany people find it unpleasant to think or talk about their own deaths, but preplanning your funeral is one of the best things you can do for the loved ones who will be carrying out your final wishes. As your family gathers to celebrate the holidays, it’s a good time to think about […]

Living Wills and Health Care Directives – What is Involved?

The following is an example of a Health Care Directive (many people still refer to this as a Living Will). It is broken down into 3 basic parts. 1) Appointment of the Health Care Agent. 2) Health Care Instructions. 3) Making the Document Legal. Like most legal documents, it can be a bit confusing and […]

Planning for Tomorrow

Following is part three of an interview with Phyllis Slater, owner of Slater Solutions LLC. Ms. Slater has devoted years to providing coaching and concierge services to the working caregiver and aging parent. Visit Phyllis Slater’s website simply by Googling the name Phyllis Slater.Q. Why should we plan for tomorrow now?A. Possible situation… I have […]

Hospice and the Family Caregiver

Caring for a loved one at the end of life is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding situations a family member may ever face.There is a sense of loss and sadness that begins when a family learns of a serious or life-limiting diagnosis, and the levels of stress can continue to grow throughout […]

Don’t Wait

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.Far too many people wait until they are in […]