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Plan For A Good Death: Advance Directives

I read with interest the recent pieces about end-of-life decision-making and unnecessary medical treatment for individuals at the end of their lives. The importance of advance directives cannot be overemphasized As elder law attorneys, we know the importance of a “good death” that is consistent with the wishes of the patient. Unnecessary medical procedures that can prolong pain and suffering, and are inconsistent with the patient’s wishes, are preventable. The appropriate way to prevent these outcomes is to...

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

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Estate Litigation FAQs, Estate Planning, In The News, Shannon Miller

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Medicare Star Rating System

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions many families face.  While the Medicare Star Rating system can provide a guide, it is very important that families look carefully at each nursing home they are considering.  The rating system used by Medicare relies largely on self-reported data and this can be problematic.  The New York Times recently explored this issue in depth. Click here to read the...

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

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In The News

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