Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s

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Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have

  • Health Care Proxy and Living Will
  • Disposition of Remains form
  • Durable Power of Attorney (POA)
    • Without a proper POA, a Guardianship proceeding would be necessary, an expensive and usually avoidable expense.
  • Will
    • Simple
    • With a By-Pass Trust
    • Pour-Over4


Do Not Resuscitate Medical Form

If patient is in respiratory or cardiac arrest, NO:

  • Chest compressions
  • Ventilation
  • Defibrillation
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Medications


Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

  • Bright pink medical order form
  • Designate treatment guidelines for end of life decisions
  • Intended for patients with serious health conditions:
    • Want to avoid or receive any or all life-sustaining treatment
    • Reside in a long-term care facility or require long-term care services
    • Might die within the next year

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