Health care agents (or surrogates/proxies/powers of attorney) play a much bigger role in fulfilling your clients’ health care wishes than you or your clients may realize. The findings from one of just a few studies on this topic may surprise you. Did you know: Health care agents make medical decisions for about half of the adults over 65 who are hospitalized. Flipping it around, this means that on average, half your clients over 65 who are admitted to a hospital will be unable to make … [Read more...] about Health Care Agents Matter — More than You May Think!
I’m always on the lookout for helpful tools related to advance care planning. Here’s one to help clients and their doctors communicate better – so that your clients can make the best decisions about their care at critical times. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is coming soon – April 16. You may want to share this with clients as an NHDD message. “ABCDE” Advance Care Planning Checklists The goal of these two checklists is to ensure that the patient, family and the care team are all … [Read more...] about For Clients Making Critical Medical Decisions: Use a Checklist!