Links We Like: June 24, 2016

| By Jodi Horton

Just one link to share with you this week about a new political effort to pass a bill relevant to end-of-life care and planning. Hospice Action Network is promoting support for the Personalize Your Care Act, introduced this week by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN). The legislation supports advance care planning, […]

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Start Your Healthcare Planning Conversation Today

| By Jodi Horton

It’s a whole new year, and we’re welcoming 2016 wholeheartedly because it means doctors can now be reimbursed for advance healthcare planning conversations with patients. We firmly believe these healthcare planning conversations are vital for families, to ensure that medical decisions can be made clearly and with certainty in times of healthcare crisis. All adults, […]

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End-of-Life Issues: Practical Preparations

| By Jodi Horton

If something were to happen to you, or to someone you love, would you know what to do about practical matters? By organizing this information now, and providing it to someone you trust, you can give yourself peace of mind and create a map for family members, just in case. Let this list serve as […]

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Three Tips to Start the Conversation

| By Jodi Horton

End-of-life care conversations are tricky because no one ever wants to have them. Who wants to think about what it will be like when they are too sick to speak for themselves and when they might be facing the last months of life? Here are our three tips to ease into the conversation. Choose a […]

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Hospice Care

| By Jodi Horton

It’s not an easy topic, but end-of-life care is a discussion worth having. Understandably, we want to protect our loved ones, and by suggesting hospice care we might feel guilty. But we don’t want you to feel guilty, and we don’t want you or your loved one to feel hopeless. Before you start the conversation, […]

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From the Archives: Talking to the Doctor

| By Jodi Horton

Individuals are often intimidated by visits to the doctor. The doctor seems rushed, the office is cold, health issues can be embarrassing, the information and the medical jargon is confusing. Sound like a familiar situation? Make your next doctor’s visit easier with some of these tips and tools for talking to the doctor. Before the […]

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