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Health Care Planning Starts at the Kitchen Table

Before putting it off again, ask yourself: Would you rather have a say in the most important decisions of your life, or leave them to chance?

Most of us hold in our heart the story of a loved one whose death was either poignantly peaceful or excruciatingly painful. Too often, unfortunately, it's the latter. Final moments and final memories are marred by trips to the hospital, burdensome last-ditch treatments and unmanaged pain. … Back to Article

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ADVANCE DIRECTIVES: Sally Hurme, elder law attorney at AARP, explains the purpose of advance directives documents.

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