Legal and Financial Issues: Planning Ahead

Tackling a very real-world subject, professionals, family caregivers and patients themselves offer practical advice on how to get started in thinking about, talking about, and preparing essential legal and financial documents, such as a health care proxy, power of attorney, and will. Moreover, they explain why advance care planning before an illness is critical—spiritually, emotionally and practically—for individuals, their loved ones, and their clinicians. “You’re giving your family a gift by making your wishes known to them in advance… and it will give you peace of mind…” (Jeffrey Greener, Elder Law Attorney)