Have you had some type of a family meeting where you’ve openly discussed your wishes, plans, and preferences for not only your future medical treatment but also, what happens to things like your assets or children in your absence? If you haven’t done this, make it a...read more
Want to give your loved ones a gift that will last long after you leave this earth? This gift will not cost you anything, does not require you to go shopping, and you can get this gift from the comfort of your own home. Wondering what this gift is that I’m talking...read more
My friend’s dad recently passed away. Despite his sudden passing in a distant city, my friend and his brother had both been named ‘executors’ on the will. My friend had to travel to a distant city to begin the process of taking care of his dad’s ‘affairs.’ I’d like...read more
I recently gave a talk on advance medical care planning at a public forum. During the question and answer period, an older gentleman stood up and announced, “I don’t need all of this. I am going to live to 110 in perfect health!” I admired his optimism. There is...read more
Chapter 3: How can we get lawyers to change the way they do advance medical care planning with their clients?
Frequently, I have a conversation with someone about the importance of advance medical care planning and the person responds back to me, “Oh, I’ve done that. I’ve been to my lawyer and filled out ‘those forms’ in their office.” Somehow, people feel like doing medical...read more
The tag line for the Plan Well website is ‘to live well and to die well, you need to plan well’. My mother-in-law provided me with a first-hand experience with the need to plan for final death preparations, particularly if you want to stay in your own home. She...read more
The tagline for the Plan Well website is: ‘to live well and to die well, you need to plan well’. As the creator of the Plan Well website, let me tell you about why I chose that phrase and why it is so important to me personally. One of the most influential people in...read more