Can End-of-Life Planning Increase Control for Cancer Patients?

Caregiver Stress

An end-of-life program that enables patients with advanced cancer to document their wishes can enhance feelings of life completion, improve relationships with healthcare providers and decrease death-related anxiety, according to a presentation at the 2021 Virtual Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.

Why Should I Have a Living Will?

Living Will

As a review of terms, a will is a legal document that specifies how a person’s estate should be handled only after that person’s death. A living will has nothing to do with how your “things” like property, money, jewelry, etc. are to be distributed. Unlike a will, it is, in fact, a document that comes into play while you’re still alive.

What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

National Elder Law Foundation

Estate Planning may not be something you necessarily WANT to think about, but it could protect your interests and wishes long after you are gone.

Now is the Right Time to Approach Parents about Estate Planning

Trust Planning for Your Family

If you have a parent over the age of, say, 65, thoughts about their future may have started to creep into your mind. However, because end-of-life planning can be emotional and overwhelming, it’s tempting to put these conversations off—and even more pleasing to avoid them altogether.

Don’t Delay Advance Directives

Power of Attorney or Advanced Directives Needed if in Accident

Some people think that, because their assets are jointly owned with a spouse or are in a trust, they do not need a Power of Attorney, or that if they become incapacitated, their spouse automatically has the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf.