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Should My End-of-Life Care Plan Include a Death Doula?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Death doulas are available for people who are approaching the ends of their lives, whether it is because of advanced age or illness. The service these professionals provide can help families and individuals who need additional supportive care. Adding a death doula to your end-of-life care plan may help you and your family feel like someone has your back as you face this trying time.

Should a POLST Be Part of Your Care Plan?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Nov 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

The American Hospital Association estimates that half of Americans suffer from chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Following a diagnosis, many experience concerns about the kind of care they will receive. They may worry about how invasive it will be, and how it will affect their quality of life. Fortunately, you can proactively decide what treatments would – or would not – suit your preferences.

What to Know About Creating a Living Will

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Nov 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Creating a living will ensures your future health care decisions and plans are respected. A living will, or advance directive, is a legal document outlining medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care if you can’t communicate or make decisions for yourself. Everyone should have an advance directive, as end-of-life situations can happen at any age due to accident or illness.

Is Organ Donation Opt In or Opt Out?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Oct 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Nearly every United States citizen is aware of the option to be (or not to be) an organ donor.  What most people do not realize is how the law in this area has evolved from “opt in” to essentially “opt out”.  There is an important distinction between the two. 

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