Apr 28, 2017
5 Wishes is a living will document published by a nonprofit agency called Aging with Dignity. It’s a simple document that asks five questions about what a person wants during a life-threatening illness. The questions cover medical care, but they also cover mental and spiritual issues as well.
Here’s what the 5...
Apr 21, 2017
We have witnessed the pain and agony that families face when their loved one has not expressed, either verbally or in writing, what they wanted to happen should they no longer be able to communicate their wishes. Did they want to have a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, or not? Who will be able to make their decisions...
Apr 14, 2017
This week Helen & Jerry consider the purpose of the Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA). The purpose of the MPOA is to designate someone to make your healthcare decisions for you in the event that you’re incapacitated, and unable to make those decisions yourself.
For more information about the MPOA, visit NHDD.org
Apr 7, 2017
In this Five for Friday we discuss the purpose of a DNR. DNR means Do Not Resuscitate.
Do Not Resuscitate forms communicate a person’s wish that CPR not be initiated if the heart or breathing stops. It’s a major part of end of life care for many patients and their families, as well as the hospice professionals...
Apr 1, 2017
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we're excited to feature one of our hospice colleagues, Lillie Boudreaux, who works as a volunteer coordinator. As a volunteer coordinator Lillie recruits, trains, and organizes the wonderful people who volunteer in hospice.
In this interview, Lillie tells us how she finds...