Living Wills

Find news stories that cover health care directives, including living wills and other end-of-life documents.

Jun 1, 2011

Hospice services arose out of a movement that focuses on improving the quality of life rather than devoting all of the time towards curing conditions.

May 11, 2011

The value of living wills and other end-of-life documents was the main topic of discussion at the recent "Issues Affecting the Elderly" conference held in Kentucky, reports the Richmond Register.

According to the news source, financial adviser Ron House, one of the speakers at the event, explained that living wills can be completed without the assistance of an attorney.

He said that living wills are critical because they help physicians and family members to decide what they want to happen to them later in life.

May 2, 2011

While the major function of a living will is to assert a person's wishes in case of a debilitating illness or injury, such a document can also be extremely important for one's family, reports the Appleton Post-Crescent.

According to the news provider, creating a living will is a considerate way to help a person's loved ones make crucial decisions under difficult circumstances.

Apr 11, 2011

While it is undoubtedly difficult to think about one's final days, it is crucial to plan for these times in order to make them as comfortable as possible.

According to a recent article in the Centre Daily Times, a living will is one of the most important documents a person should prepare towards the end of their life.

Mar 31, 2011

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and a number of other organizations throughout New Jersey are reportedly leading an effort to raise awareness for healthcare decision-making ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16.

According to the Sparta Independent, each year the hospice gives out packets on creating living wills that are filled with important information for those looking to spell out their end-of-life wishes.