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Advance Directives and How They Work.

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by EOS Healthcare Marketing

An advance directive is a document that lets others know your preferences for health care should you ever be unable to make those decisions yourself. In the advance directive you can appoint someone you trust to make the decisions for you, too. That person is your health care agent. Advance Directives Simplified End-of-life preparation can…

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What is a DNR?

Posted on: June 21st, 2021 by EOS Healthcare Marketing

DNR stands for “Do Not Resuscitate.” It is a medical order that tells health care providers and emergency medical personnel to not try to restart the patient’s heart using CPR if the patient stops breathing. The DNR order is only about CPR, and has nothing to do with other medical procedures or treatments. CPR treatments…

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The Right Ways to Start an End-of-Life Care Conversation

Posted on: May 25th, 2021 by EOS Healthcare Marketing

Most people are reluctant to strike up a conversation about death. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but sometimes, it is a necessary topic. If you want to make sure your loved ones understand your thoughts and wishes for your care at the end of your life, you need to talk about it. Here are some helpful…

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Your End of Life Planning Checklist

Posted on: May 21st, 2021 by EOS Healthcare Marketing

Create Your End-of-Life Planning Checklist Planning for the end of your life can be very important to your loved ones. They will experience peace of mind knowing they are doing things the way you want them done. Your careful preparation will also make certain things easier when your time comes. At My Living Wishes, we…

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What Documents Do You Need for End of Life Planning?

Posted on: April 27th, 2021 by EOS Healthcare Marketing

Planning for the end of your life is your way of expressing your wishes in the event that you are unable to express them at the end of your life. No one is forcing you to create end of life documents. They are your way of taking the decision-making burden off your loved ones. The…

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What is the Purpose of End of Life Planning?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by Chad Hill

Planning for the end of your life is never easy. It’s a sensitive topic for you and for your loved ones. That’s why My Living Wishes helps you prepare with discretion and gentleness. We give you the tools and assistance you need to make your wishes known concerning the events that occur at the end…

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How Do You Write a Living Will Without a Lawyer’s Assistance?

Posted on: April 12th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Writing a Living Will Without a Lawyer’s Assistance? A living will is a legal document, but it doesn’t require a lawyer to create one. If you do have a lawyer, he or she can create one for you. Keep reading to find out how to create a living will without a lawyer. Get the Proper…

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Is the Authority to Make Medical Decision Part of a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by Chad Hill

As you plan for your future, you may wonder about all the references to your power of attorney. How much power exactly will your power of attorney have? Specifically, will your power attorney be able to make medical decisions for you? We’ll try to answer this question for you by explaining the different types of…

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Can a Doctor Override your Advance Directive?

Posted on: March 16th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Let’s say that you create an advance directive which includes a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order. Then, when you are in surgery and your heart stops beating, the doctor does not honor the DNR order. Instead, he resuscitates you. Does that happen? Yes, it does, even though it shouldn’t. Health Care Facilities That Do Not Honor DNRs…

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What Happens When You Don’t Have an Advance Directive?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by Chad Hill

Having an advance directive is not a required action. Many people become incompetent to make their own health care decisions, and they have no plan in place for a doctor to follow. What happens then? The steps that are taken actually depend on the state, but most states have a similar response to this situation.…

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