martes, 17 de abril de 2018

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Advance Care Planning

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Advance Care Planning

NIA E-News

Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer's disease. It is important to make legal, healthcare, and financial plans before Alzheimer's affects the person's ability to participate in decision making.
Read and share this infographic about care planning and use the checklist to make sure that the person's preferences are documented.
Getting your affairs in order: Advance care planning. Use this checklist to ensure healthcare & financial arrangements are in place before a crisis. Start discussions early. Create documents that communicate healthcare, financial management, and end of life wishes. Review plans regularly. Put important papers in one place. Make copies.  Give permission for caregivers to talk to doctors & lawyers. Reduce anxiety about funeral arrangements by planning ahead.

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