February 19, 2018

054 – Last Will and Testament – An Overview

Last Will and Testament – An Overview This episode is an overview of the Last Will and Testament – the document that directs where you stuff (at least some of it) goes after you pass away. In this episode we discuss the role of executor, beneficiary, what the will controls […]
February 14, 2018

053 – An Introduction to POLST

053 – An Introduction to POLST POLST stands for Practitioners Order for Life Sustaining Treatment. It is a physician’s order that goes a long way to making sure that your loved one’s wishes are honored when critical care is needed. This form can be especially effective when emergency medical personnel […]
February 13, 2018

052 – What Happens if You Don’t Have a Living Will?

When you don’t have a living will it can make things more difficult – but it doesn’t have to. If everyone agrees on the treatment plan then things might go well. However, if people don’t get along the situation can get complicated – regardless of whether you have a living will or not. Listen to the episode to find out how and what can be done about it.
February 7, 2018

051 – The Living Will and Decision Making Capacity

051 – The Living Will and Decision Making Capacity The advanced directive for health care (otherwise known as the living will) doesn’t take effect until the person who created it lacks decision making capacity. Until then they can manage their own medical decisions. Once they lack capacity medical providers will […]
February 6, 2018

050 – Four Ways to Build a Living Will

050 – Four Ways to Build a Living Will An advance directive for health care (also known as a living will) can include an instruction directive (where you outline care you do or do not want) and a proxy directive (where you appoint someone to speak on your behalf). There […]
February 5, 2018

049 – Living Wills – An Overview

049 – Living Wills – An Overview An Advance Directive for Health Care (also known as a Living Will or a Medical Power of Attorney) is a document that preserves your right to direct your own medicaid decisions in situations where you lack the capacity to express them for yourself.  In one part […]