May 6, 2015

Maybe you've already completed your health care directives? If so, kudos to you, and here's a little quiz:  What should you do with your documents once theyare completed? 

 

  1. Lock them in my safe deposit box for safe keeping

  2. Put them in a drawer somewhere in my house

  3. Feel satisfied that I'm now good to go for the long haul

  4. Make a zillion copies and pass them out to all of my loved ones and to my doctor(s)

  5. Discuss with my fam...

May 2, 2015

Did you know?.......about the Federal Patient Self-Determination Act passed in 1990?

 

The Federal Patient Self-Determination Act requires that all Medicare-participating healthcare facilities inquire about and provide information to patients on Advance Directives; it also requires these facilities to provide community education on Advance Directives. 

 

All healthcare facilities are required to: 

  • Provide information about health care decision-making...

April 15, 2015

As of today (or earlier), your taxes are most likely filed. Good news or bad news, they're done and there's no more living with the unknown. Phew! 

 

None of us loves living with uncertainties and unknowns. So, some time not too long ago, someone decided that we ought to face the only two absolute certainties in life – Death and Taxes – head on in the same month, one day after the other!

 

Hence, National Healthcare Decisions Day, tomorrow...

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