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Advance Directives for Health Care: Living Wills, Proxies, Surrogates – Overview

Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), provides a useful resource list with excerpts and links to multiple sources of information on Legal . . . → Read More: Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List

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Download Your State's Advance Directive for Healthcare Form

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides free downloads of forms for Health Care Advance Directives for all 50 States, along with instructions, and related information. These forms are provided free of charge on the Organization’s website, What . . . → Read More: Download Your State’s Advance Directive for Healthcare Form

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Yale Study Links 'Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders' to Poor Surgical Outcomes & Higher Risk of Death

A new study by Yale researchers published today in the Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA journals of the American Medical Association, found that Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders were associated with poor surgical outcomes and a higher risk of death . . . → Read More: Yale Study Links ‘Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders’ to Poor Surgical Outcomes & Higher Risk of Death

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End-of-Life Decision-Making

Fact Sheet by the Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving, a nonprofit organization. “This Fact Sheet is not intended to provide a comprehensive planning tool. It outlines areas we need to think about and resources that can help, . . . → Read More: End-of-Life Decision-Making

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California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You

California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You, California Office of The Attorney General. Provides information on Advance Directives in California, including an Advance Health Care Directive Checklist, as well as a link to a sample form . . . → Read More: California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You

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California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive

California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive, Family Caregiver Alliance. Information on Advance Health Care Directives in California. Note: HelpingYouCare.com has not verified when this information was last updated. A qualified California attorney should be consulted in connection . . . → Read More: California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive

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Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide

Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide, by The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). 16 page booklet providing information on health care advance directives under Florida law and regulations. According to this booklet, there . . . → Read More: Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide

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Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition

Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition, by Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Justice Institute, and Carlton Fields. This 121 page Handbook provides information for seniors in Florida, covering many areas. See pages 89-93 for a discussion of Advance . . . → Read More: Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition

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Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care

Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care, by Florida Department of Health, 4 page booklet discussing Do Not Resuscitate Orders under Florida law. »View details: Florida- Do Not Resuscitate Orders – Do Not . . . → Read More: Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care

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Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the entire Florida State Statute (law) governing Health Care Advance Directives. Part I states the General Provisions. Part II deals . . . → Read More: Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives

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Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives

Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives, Florida Bar, Public Information Website. Links to PDF documents containing FAQ’s About Advance Directives, as well as forms provided by the Florida Bar for a Florida Living Will and a . . . → Read More: Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives

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Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives

Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives, Minnesota Department of Health. »View Details: Put it In Writing – Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

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Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives

Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. A copy of the Minnesota State law governing health care directives in Minnesota. »View Details

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New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored

New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored, State of New York, Office of The Attorney General. 33 page booklet, advising on the four different types of Health Care Advance . . . → Read More: New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored

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New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies

New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies, New York State Department of Health. Links to the NY State Health Care Proxy form. »View Details

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New York: Health Care Proxy Form

New York: Health Care Proxy Form provided by the New York Department of Health See Form: New York Health Care Proxy Form,

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New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms

New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms, provided by the New York State Bar Association. View Details..

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All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

UPDATE – MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State, Updated October 12, 2010, by . . . → Read More: All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

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Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them, Holland & Knight LLP. Introduction to the importance of having a living will or designating a health care power of attorney or surrogate to make health . . . → Read More: Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

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Advance Directives

Advance Directives, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good source of extensive links to general information on Advance Directives, such as living wills, health care proxies or surrogate designations, . . . → Read More: Advance Directives

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An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,”

An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,” Harvard Health Publications. Provides a brief introduction to what health care advance directives are, and why they are important. “ Advance care directives allow you to choose . . . → Read More: An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,”

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Consider end-of-life decisions while still healthy

Consider end-of-life decisions while still healthy, by Jane Glenn Haas, Orange County Register, »View Details

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Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know

Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know, by American Geriatric Society (AGS), Foundation for Health in Aging. Discusses legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decisions, including each person’s right to give informed consent concerning his or her medical . . . → Read More: Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know

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End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR

End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR, Family Caregiver Alliance. General discussion of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Form. These are matters that are frequently the subject of Advance Directives such as living wills or decisions that an . . . → Read More: End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR

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End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives

End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives, 4 page pamphlet of general information on Advance Directives provided by Caring Connections, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, supported by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Hispanic . . . → Read More: End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives

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Living wills and advance directives: Tools for medical wishes

Living wills and advance directives: Tools for medical wishes, MayoClinic.com. General introduction to living wills, medical power of attorney, and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. »View Details

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Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives, 10 page booklet by the American Hospital Association. Provides a good general introduction to living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care (sometimes called medical powers of . . . → Read More: Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

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Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One, a 32 page booklet by Caring Connections, a Program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. Discusses health care agents (sometimes called health care proxies or surrogates) and living wills, . . . → Read More: Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

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Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life

Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life, Brochure by the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine. Discusses some basic pointers for the caregiver faced with the need to make medical . . . → Read More: Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life

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