Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Living Wills A Good Idea, As Long As . . .

Having and end-of-life plan is a good idea, as this article points out. However, when it's tied to cost-cutting, we need to be careful that living wills are not forced upon people as a way of tying living wills to cost effectiveness.
Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care
Depending on where you live, having an advance directive may raise the odds that you'll receive hospice services and reduce the overall cost of your end-of-life care, a new study indicates.
An advance directive, sometimes called a living will, is a legal document that expresses your wishes for the type of care you would like to receive should you become unable to make such decisions yourself. more

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