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Once you have considered all the options and determined whether and when to remove life support and artificial nutrition and hydration, you then have to consider whether to allow the doctors to continue providing certain resuscitative measures such as CPR, mechanical respiration and/or antibiotics.  This section of the Living Will is what I call a...
After you have decided whether and when to remove life support when setting up a Living Will (a.k.a. the Advance Directive, End of Life Directive), the next question is whether and when do you want to have artificial nutrition and hydration removed?  Most people, wrongly, assume artificial nutrition and/or hydration are considered part of life...
When Should You Remove Life Support? The primary question to be answered when setting up a Living Will (a.k.a. the Advance Directive, End of Life Directive) is whether and how long do you want to remain on life support?  Your two options are to have life support continued indefinitely, to have life support removed immediately,...
What is a Revocable Living Trust and How Does it Work? A Revocable Living Trust (“RLT” for short, or just “Trust”) is used to manage and control property after a person passes away. A Trust is simply a relationship created whenever one person (the “Trustor”) gives property to someone else (the “Trustee”) to manage and...
Steps to take for when a family member passes away Step One: Take Care of Yourself and Your Family The first thing to do when a loved one passes is take care of yourself, your family and your loved ones.  Even when a person’s passing is expected, the toll of the grieving process can be...
Living Wills: DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) vs. Living Will Life can be incredibly unpredictable, making preparing for the worst a good idea. There are many ways we can find ourselves incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions. However, many people have strong opinions as to what kind of care they would want to have in...