Caring Advocates Living Wills are Easy to Complete and Effective
Plan Now, Die Later™. . . to Live Longer
Are these goals important to you?
To have a timely and peaceful transition?
To get complete relief from severe pain and suffering?
To avoid prolonged harm and burdens if you reach Advanced Dementia?
To have others honor your dignity and respect your privacy?
To protect your family members from stress and conflict?
Start by getting 5 FREE items:
“Case Study” of Casey Kasem. One in a series of real–life cases showing how certain strategies may make a huge difference.
Instructions to send us your Living Will for our no obligation, FREE professional evaluation and what we do/donâ€™t cover.
At www.CaringAdvocates.org/SAGE/ download Dr. Douglas Scharre's SAGE test to indicate the possibility of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Dementia.
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Caring Advocatesâ€™ Planning Professionals can help you help a loved one
Suppose someday, a serious illness prevents you from being able to speak for yourself. Then you will have two complementary ways to express your wishes:
(A) The legally valid, clear and specific Living Will that you completed, signed, and had witnessed; and, Â
(B) The video that you recorded on which you explain exactly why you feel certain wishes are so important.
When “that time” comes, your “Decision Team”— your physician, proxy/agent and perhaps family members and counselorsâ€”can compare your condition with your written Living Will and view your video recording.
â€śPlan Now, Die Later® to Live Longerâ€ť so you can attain these two goals: Eliminate or vastly reduce family conflict; and, Experience a peaceful, prompt, and private passing.
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5, 2015. By Stanley A. Terman, PhD, MD
â€śHow long do I have?â€ť is question No. 1 after receiving a terminal diagnosis. If diagnosed with dementia, often the next is, â€śHow can I avoid prolonged dying in advanced dementia?â€ť
The movie â€śStill Aliceâ€ť featured Julianne Moore in an Academy Award-winning performance portraying losses of memory, family, profession, independence, perhaps dignity and losing control over oneâ€™s destiny.
Caring Advocates’ clinical, legal, and pastoral professionals are dedicated to helping people attain peaceful and timely transitions.
Our Plan Now, Die Later™ strategic approach to Advance Care Planning effectively reduces prolonged suffering.
Confidence that others will honor their wishes lets patients decide to live longer.
Caring Advocatesâ€™ clinical, legal, and pastoral health care professionals are dedicated to help you learn your end-of-life options, express your wishes strategically and, serve as your advocates so others DO honor your wishes.
Dr. Terman not only advised my mother about her end-of-life options, he also made her feel secure that she would not have to opt for premature dying to avoid getting stuck in a miserable state like dementia or stroke, in which she could no longer ask for treatment to stop. He called this the â€śIronclad Strategy.â€ť Iâ€™ll never forget how peaceful I felt as the three of us were â€śtogetherâ€ť as Mom died. I was by her side, holding the phone that now connected my sister to Mom. Without Dr. Termanâ€™s help, I doubt my sister would have ever have been able to make peace with Mom or feel peace with herself after Mom died. She has. We both have. My mother was able to die peacefully in her own bed with the undivided attention of her two closest relativesâ€”her daughters. Who would not want that? I am so grateful that I fortunately found Dr. Terman to help us all attain a peaceful transition.
–Ellen C. from Pasadena
What if your relative reaches the advanced stage of dementia without an effective Living Will?