Advance Directives: New Year, New Chance to Plan

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that puts you in control and takes a huge responsibility off your loved ones’ shoulders: Talk to your family about your end-of-life wishes Document your decisions in an advance directive, also known as a living will. Get them to think about, talk about and document their own wishes for the end of their lives.   Illness and death are not easy to discuss, but taking the initiative today means others

Conversations That Count

Throughout the years that I have been in healthcare I have learned many things by observing the families that I am serving. One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to have conversations that count before a crisis. I have tried to live that out. I vividly remember at the age of 30 before I had my first child completing my advanced directives. Having children made certain things real for me. I