In her Wall Street Journal article “Preparing for the Final Hours”, Melinda Beck discusses end of life decisions and how to prepare for them.
“Forget about the health-reform debate for the moment. Should you have a living will specifying the kind of care you’d want at the end of life if you couldn’t speak for yourself?”
This is a really important article for everyone, but especially those who are older. It’s important to get things ready at an age where you can still decide how you’d like to be taken care of when you can’t make your own decisions any more. The article discusses getting an advanced directive in place and provides links to The Caring Connections web site and the Five Wishes web site, where the forms are available.