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.
Worried about your risk of reaching Advanced Dementia? Answer these 20 questions; then read our recommendations.
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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 has accurately and respectfully presented the Catholic position(s). I agree with the values he holds most dear: To do everything possible to learn directly from the patient what she or he wants; and to appreciate that one of lifeâ€™s greatest joysâ€”to be heard and respectedâ€”is especially true for needy and vulnerable patients in the last chapter of their lives.
–John Gillman, Ph.D., ACPE Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education; VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, San Diego, California
What if your relative reaches the advanced stage of dementia without an effective Living Will?