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/donât 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 counselorsâcan compare your condition with your written Living Will and view your video recording.
âPlan Now, Die Later® to Live Longerâ 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
âHow long do I have?â is question No. 1 after receiving a terminal diagnosis. If diagnosed with dementia, often the next is, âHow can I avoid prolonged dying in advanced dementia?â
The movie âStill Aliceâ featured Julianne Moore in an Academy Award-winning performance portraying losses of memory, family, profession, independence, perhaps dignity and losing control over oneâs 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.
After four centuries of understandable distrust, African Americans are wary of âhealersâ who make life and death decisions regarding them. Dr. Terman must be commended for examining this specific area in the context of options of life and death. Also, the section of his [first] book on religion is just awesome. It held me spellbound with its depth of understanding of our differences and our commonalities as we debate the issue of life and death. If any work should be required reading, this would qualify. I have personally used its insights in working with families and seen how they can bring great relief in the struggle to make âtheir bestâ end-of-life decisions.
–Cecil L. "Chip" Murray, Rel. D., Tanzy Chair of Christian Ethics, School of Religion, University of Southern CA; Pastor Emeritus, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, CA
What if your relative reaches the advanced stage of dementia without an effective Living Will?