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A Living Will: Long Term Health Insurance

A Living Will: Long Term Health Insurance

Baby Boomers Guide to a Living Will

Baby Boomers Guide to a Living Will

Psychological Articles on Elderly Problems
by Boomeryearbook.com

A living will is something that people who are beginning to experience elderly problems might wish to debate as being an option of control: an insurance against having somebody else make health decisions on your behalf, should you be rendered unable to make those choices yourself.

With the best intentions, a close friend or relative might make an entirely wrong assessment of your intentions or wishes should you become incapacitated. Human beings make decisions based upon their own emotions and experiences and sometimes find it hard to stand in someone else’s shoes, especially when that person might be a close relative suffering from severe elderly problems that might have the effect of making them completely incapacitated. The desire to prolong that person’s life is the natural and overriding instinct; even if the person would literally rather die than exist in a vegetative state or in a position where their physical or mental faculties are severely compromised.

A Living Will is the final health insurance. It provides a patient with elderly problems with the right of decision to instruct on certain medical issues that might otherwise be placed in the hands of a third party. That third party might well be a son or daughter too close and too upset to make a decision likely to be within the scope of your own desires. Witnessing the elderly problems and subsequent illnesses that might render a loved one unable to decide upon major health issues can lead a close relative or friend to elect the wrong program of care.

Some elderly patients suffering with medical conditions would make a definite choice regarding Advance Directives (living wills) but through neglecting to make their wishes known and ensure that their case is reviewed regularly, become prey to someone else’s views. It is advisable when making a living will to not only commit your wishes to paper but also ensure the existence of a Living Will is noted on all relevant medical and clinical paperwork. Leaving no stone unturned in these matters might safeguard your right of choice at the end of your life.

At some time during the proceedings it might be practical to appoint a Health Care Proxy. This person would be someone you trust who is aware of your elderly problems and also aware of your wishes concerning health care and how these wishes are to be carried out.

Elderly problems carry all kinds of unpleasant symptoms and side effects through later years but there is no need for them to intrude upon your human right to make a choice on how your treatment should progress, should you be rendered incapable of conveying your wishes to those medical staff in authority when the time comes to make life or death decisions on your behalf.

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