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Stay in Charge of Your Medical Care
- April 8th, 2013
Many talk about self-determination in medical decision-making, but few do anything to make it a reality. Even when we take the appropriate steps, we may not get the results we want. Living wills govern only the limited circumstances of a coma, vegetative state or terminal illness. Studies reveal that agents appointed under health care proxies or powers of attorney often do not know what the person who appointed them would want in a particular situation.
A free booklet does something about this problem. Your Way: A Guide To Help You Stay in Charge helps people identify what is important to them and communicate that information to health care agents and others. The guide is free (two copies per household) from:
Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...
Margaret A. O'Reilly, PC
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Ron M. Landsman, P.A.
Ron M. Landsman has been practicing elder law since 1983, before it was known as elder law, originally with Landsman and Laster, Washington, D.C., then Landsman, Eakes and Laster, also in Arlington, VA, and since 1990 in his own practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. He has been among the most active members of the...
H. E. L. P., A Non-Profit Information Resource
for Older Adults
1404 Cravens Avenue
Torrance, California 90501
The guide also is available in PDF format on the H. E. L. P. Web site, at www.help4srs.org.
Last Modified: 04/08/2013