PLANNING FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE
is a truly appreciated benefit
Directives is a simple benefit
that every employer should offer
to his or her employees,
especially younger employees who
may be faced with the challenge
of making health care decisions
for an incapacitated parent. Feel
free to make this a part of your
benefit package by printing this
page or post a link to this page
from the HR section of your web
The term Advance Directives are
any wishes by a patient to assist
in the decision making process
for care, should they become
unable to make decisions.
An important aspect of this
program begins with an
understanding of patient
preferences for care and engaging
in discussions with competent
adult patients and/or their
family members or surrogates.
Advance planning protects
individual autonomy and takes
steps to assure that their health
and medical treatment wishes are
implemented. A well-communicated
plan eliminates difficult
decisions, minimizes stress and
helps create closure.
General public consciousness
regarding planning for
end-of-life care has been raised
through several court cases, such
as those involving Karen Ann
Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan. These
cases and the public interest
they helped engender led to
legislation promoting patients'
rights to determine their care at
the end of life.
Planning for this potential
situation is a normal accepted
process these days. Read
additional information on Advance
here to read more;
You may download a copy of an
Advance Directive here; advancedirectives.pdf
doesn't do any good unless you
know where to find it.
One of the pitfalls of having an
Advance Directive is that they
are often needed on a moments
notice and generally aren't easy
to track down. We have a
convenient solution for you.
We will post your Advance
Directive in a secure site which
is available to anyone with a web
browser and your PIN.
You will receive ten (10) wallet
sized ID cards bearing
Subscriber's Name, unique 10
digit number, Sponsor Name and
From that card you will have
instant world-wide access to
living wills for family members
and health care providers.
You may subscribe to Advance
Directives on line via Health
Directives here for only $15
annually (a $3 per year saving by
using this online
to subscribe online.
to access your existing
for more Information or
by clicking Care Giver to
retreive your AD or
by clicking Subscriber to
view/download a Microsoft
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