Alzheimer’s and the End of Life-You Need to Know This!

National Healthcare Decisions Day is just around the corner.  It’s a day recognized for its importance for advance care planning. Perhaps you recollect a particular case in point, Terry Schiavo.

Executing a particular suite of legal documents called Advance Directives is imperative. These documents ensure that the individual(s) YOU have designated to act on your best interests can do, and the medical measures that YOU want to take…or not…are respected. Assigning someone to act with your Power via a Durable Power of Attorney, choosing a Healthcare Surrogate and executing a Living Will are three of the most important decisions you will ever make.

But End of Life Planning is so much more than preparation of documents.

End of life planning poses moral and ethical issues, especially for the family with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorder.

You may come across this issue more often than you would like.

This is why our firm is hosting this event for the fourth year running.

Please be our guests on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00pm at The Atrium in Boca Raton, for presentations that address these issues, and to find out more about being prepared-legally.

 Guest Speakers:  Alice Reiter Feld, Esq., PA, CELA to discuss the legal issues

 The Reverend Darla Broden, VITAS Hospice to discuss the moral issues

 Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Leonard Hock, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice by the Sea, to discuss the medical issues

Call our offices at 954-726-6602, 561-496-0077 or email: info@florida-elderlaw.com

For more information on this and other subjects under “The Elder Law Umbrella” go to: www.florida-elderlaw.com.

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