It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late

| By Jodi Horton

We just wanted to remind you that Saturday, April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, and we encourage you to take some time that day to review your advance directives. When you complete your advance directives, you are letting others know what kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want if you were unable […]

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Five Wishes Can Guide End-of-Life Care Conversations

| By Jodi Horton

We are so encouraged by the recent news that Medicare may actually begin paying physicians to have conversations with patients about their end-of-life care wishes. (In case you missed the news, you can catch up by reading this article.) Having conversations about end-of-life options and wishes early and annually give families and loved ones the […]

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The Importance of Advance Directives

| By Jodi Horton

Advance directives are a planning document individuals can fill out regarding desired medical treatments at the end of life. By filling out your advance directive, you have the opportunity to designate the person you wish to speak for you and make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to speak for […]

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A Resolution for 2015

| By Jodi Horton

Many of us this week will be thinking about New Year’s Eve plans, another year gone by, getting a little bit older, and we’ll resolve to make a change. The change might be to lose those last 10 pounds, to be a little kinder, to exercise more and eat healthier. Those are good goals, but […]

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Resolution: Make Your End of Life Wishes Known

| By Casa de la Luz

Today’s the day. As you reflect on the past year and make a few resolutions for the new year, we have one more resolution for you to make. Discuss your end of life wishes with your loved ones. Choose a medical power of attorney. Fill out an advance directive. If you’ve already done these things, […]

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Expressing My Wishes Through a Living Will

| By Casa de la Luz

I’m a control freak.  Sure, I trust my doctor.  He listens to my concerns, explains my options, along with his recommendations and respects my choices.  But he’s just one doctor.  In a hospital there are dozens of doctors.  In Arizona, there are thousands of lawyers.  Arizona law makes my 87-year-old mother who lives in West […]

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