Navigating Health and End-of-Life Care Documents: Which Ones Do You Really Need?

No one ever plans to be sick or disabled.  Yet, it’s this kind of planning that can make all the difference – especially in an emergency.  There are many different legal documents that can help you plan how your affairs will be handled in the future.  Many of these documents have names that sound alike and because state laws vary, the rules, requirements and forms can vary by state.   

Patricia Riley, MBA, Director of Community Relations at Vista Cove at Ranch Mirage, and Anita Rufus, an Attorney-at-Law who specializes in end-of-life issues, will be in Karns Hall at St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, September 24, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to provide an overview of the health and end-of-life care documents that can be used to get your affairs in order.  These documents include a durable and general power of attorney, advance directives, living wills, trust, physicians orders for life-sustaining treatment, etc.  Copies of the pamphlet, The Five Wishes, will be available and time will be allotted for questions and answers.