Living Wills

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

Dec 7, 2010

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau (HHCJ), a hospice group based in the Alaskan capital, is currently holding its biggest annual fundraiser as part of its continued efforts to help people and their families dealing with end-of-life issues, reports the Juneau Empire.

According to the source, one of the important functions offered by HHCJ involves providing social workers to aid families in implementing living wills.

The fundraiser, called "Light Up a Life," is held each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Nugget Mall in Juneau.

Nov 24, 2010

Discussing end-of-life issues with loved ones often proves to be a challenge for many, but a non-profit group is urging families to use the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to address important concerns like living wills.

According to CNN, the group Engage With Grace is launching a blog rally on November 24 aimed at getting people to discuss living wills with their family members.

Nov 16, 2010

A seminar sponsored by Blue Ridge Healthcare has provided those considering creating living wills with some tips they can use as they move forward, according to the Morganton News-Herald.

A primary consideration when crafting the terms of a living will is deciding when to have the provisos come into effect.

Nov 5, 2010

End-of-life healthcare expert Rita L. Marker is scheduled to present "Health Care Decisions: Protecting Yourself & Your Loved Ones" on November 7 at St. Joseph's Church in Alliance, Ohio, CantonRep.com reports.

The sessions conducted by Marker will take place between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., according to the news provider.

Oct 27, 2010

Clyde, Ohio's Memorial Hospital Golden Threads Program has announced that it will host a health seminar and luncheon on November 4 to celebrate Home Care Month and assist residents in creating living wills, the News-Messenger reports. 

According to the news provider, the seminar will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Eliza Ramsay Home on Main Street in Clyde.

At the event, visitors can receive free blood pressure and body mass index checks, as well as flu/H1N1 shots. Speakers will include Dr.