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Re: Get Those Directives Signed, Sealed and Delivered while you can.

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GailL1 wrote:

We really don't need to put ER doctors through all of this -

We all need to start thinking about our own steps through life and make the plans which we want as individuals.

 

Perhaps it would be a good idea for ER doctors to perform pallitive care - and then contact Hospice to give some help to the person and their caregiver(s).  Problem is, that is out of their normal thinking and purpose of the ER.  All the (legal) paperwork would have to be in order for them to act outside of this life saving mode.

 

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Kaiser Health News 05/26/2017 - Influx Of Elderly Patients Forces ER To Practice Comfort Care

 

 

 


This has been posted about endlessly.  If you are in your sixities and you have not thought about making plans for latter year care  there is an issue.   You cannot make someone else a responsible person.. hence all of the issues so many people encounter not just in their later years, but thoughout them.

 

 

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Re: Get Those Directives Signed, Sealed and Delivered while you can.

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Yes! Right-o! Correct you are and THANK YOU for posting this.

 

 

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Get Those Directives Signed, Sealed and Delivered while you can.

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We really don't need to put ER doctors through all of this -

We all need to start thinking about our own steps through life and make the plans which we want as individuals.

 

Perhaps it would be a good idea for ER doctors to perform pallitive care - and then contact Hospice to give some help to the person and their caregiver(s).  Problem is, that is out of their normal thinking and purpose of the ER.  All the (legal) paperwork would have to be in order for them to act outside of this life saving mode.

 

read the story -

Kaiser Health News 05/26/2017 - Influx Of Elderly Patients Forces ER To Practice Comfort Care