End of Life Decisionmaking
In the 11 years that I have been writing this blog it has been a rare week that I have missed posting anything. For 25 years I have focused my practice on the field of elder law - helping to guide families through life’s transitions – as our tag line says. Aging and
What is Palliative Care? #palliativecare
Human life expectancy in the past 100 years has been substantially lengthened as a result of advances in medical science. However, as we know the quality of an extended life span isn’t always great. Many people live with serious illnesses such as COPD, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease etc.
If We’re on Hospice, Why Bother with Long Term Care? (Part 2)
Last week we were discussing Carla and Dennis. Carla reached out to us, not really thinking we could help her, but because her friend kept urging her to call. Her husband, Dennis was on hospice and didn’t have much longer to live. But, in our conversation, I focused on Carla’s
If We’re on Hospice, Why Bother with Long Term Care Planning?
Carla called me only after much urging from her friend. Carla’s husband, Dennis, had lung cancer and it had spread throughout his body. The end of his battle was nearing and he had been approved for placement on hospice, an approach to medical care where the goal is to enhance