Legal and Advanced Health Care Directives

What does a Professional Fiduciary Do?

Don R. Hughes, CLPF Owner of Hughes Fiduciary Services. Often people need someone who can assume legal responsibility for their affairs. Don explains that a fiduciary can do this and how to set it up. Best of all, those activities are monitored by the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau. Don’s Phone: (707) 536-7786, Fax: (707) 637-8164 www.hughesfiduciaryservices.com

Talk With Your Doctor About Stopping Care

Dr. Kevin O’Neil, Chief Medical Officer, Brookdale Senior Living. It’s reported that the bulk of Medicare dollars are spent in the last 2 years of life on procedures that most people don’t even want. How do we talk with our doctor about decreasing or stopping treatment if that’s what we want? How can we involve …

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Mending Fences and Building Support Systems

Jane Iddings, Attorney and Elder Mediator; Cate Griffiths, Executive Director of Recourse Mediation Services. What happens when you are in the hospital and the staff asks who they can call to get help returning you home? Has it been years since you’ve spoken to your son or your sister? If you are estranged from family, …

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Ensure Your Health Care Wishes are Carried Out

Yvonne Baginski, Owner/Publisher, Born to Age Directories. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Yvonne is a senior advocate who publishes widely on caregiving, aging, chronic illness and community resources. We will discuss the importance of Advance Healthcare Directives, the POLST form, and ways to ensure that your health care wishes are carried out.