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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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Elder Law

Elder Law, Lawyers.com, a website of Martindale-Hubbell Lexus Nexus. Provides a good overall introduction to elder law and the types of legal issues involved in end-of-life decisions, retirement, estate planning, and long-term care faced by the elderly and their . . . → Read More: Elder Law

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Life Advice About Estate Planning

Life Advice About Estate Planning, pamphlet by MetLife Consumer Education Center with assistance from the American Association of Individual Investors and reviewed by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA. This pamphlet (produced in 2009) provides a . . . → Read More: Life Advice About Estate Planning

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American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, by The American Bar Association. Excellent overall guide to many of the legal issues that will concern caregivers and their aging loved ones. Each chapter of this book is available for . . . → Read More: American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

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Family Caregiver Handbook

Family Caregiver Handbook; A guide for family and other unpaid caregivers who care for an adult or senior with disabilities, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration. See pages 50-53 of this 60 . . . → Read More: Family Caregiver Handbook

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Senior Legal Hotlines Directory – State by State

Senior Legal Hotlines Directory, a map with links to local Legal Hotlines for Seniors, which are maintained by the National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines, a non-profit established to advance the legal rights of seniors by increasing the availability . . . → Read More: Senior Legal Hotlines Directory – State by State

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Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s Disease, Fact Sheet by the Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center, a Service of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. . . . → Read More: Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Eldercare: Caregiving, Nursing Home, Medicaid, Living Wills – A Checklist

Eldercare: Caregiving, Nursing Home, Medicaid, Living Wills, by Rocco Beatrice, C.P.A. A general discussion and checklist of financial and legal issues for family caregivers of the elderly. »View details: Eldercare Caregiving, Nursing Home, Medicaid, Living Wills – A . . . → Read More: Eldercare: Caregiving, Nursing Home, Medicaid, Living Wills – A Checklist

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National Institute on Aging — Age Page: Getting Your Affairs in Order

National Institute on Aging — Age Page: Getting Your Affairs in Order, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A 6 page fact sheet, providing a checklist of important legal matters . . . → Read More: National Institute on Aging — Age Page: Getting Your Affairs in Order

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Questions & Answers When Looking For an Elder Law Attorney

Questions & Answers When Looking For an Elder Law Attorney, By National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA). Provides a checklist of some of the legal issues involved in elder law, as well as advice on how to . . . → Read More: Questions & Answers When Looking For an Elder Law Attorney

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A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions

A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions, by the American Health Lawyers Association. Found on the website of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Discusses legal issues in end-of-life planning, as well as hospice care and issues . . . → Read More: A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions

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Examples of State Laws on Guardianship

Examples of State Laws on Guardianship, FindLaw.com. General description of the Guardianship laws in certain states, with links to further information and forms. View Information…

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Multi-State Guardianship Publications List

Multi-State Guardianship Publications List – from “Guardianship Update,” by Sally Balch Hurme, American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging. A bibliography of writings on guardianship laws and procedures by state. View Info..

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State Durable Power of Attorney Laws

State Durable Power of Attorney Laws, a resource by FindLaw.com, a website serving the legal industry and others doing legal research. Contains links to information on the durable power of attorney laws in each of the 50 States, with . . . → Read More: State Durable Power of Attorney Laws

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Campaign for Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act

Campaign for Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act, ABA Commission on Law & Aging. Website describes and contains links to new legislation proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the ABA Commission on Law & Aging. . . . → Read More: Campaign for Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act

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