Health Care

Schiavo, Rivera, Who’s Next?

Posted on: July 28th, 2008
I read in the paper this morning about the case of Janet Rivera, a comatose 46 year old California woman. ...

Organ Donation in North Carolina

Posted on: May 22nd, 2008
Most North Carolinians know that when they renew their driver’s license, they can indicate their desire to be an organ donor by having a red heart placed on the license. ...

National Health Care Decisions Day

Posted on: April 16th, 2008
Today is National Health Care Decisions Day. I personally encourage everyone who is at least 18 years of age to have a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will (also known as Advance Directives). ...

NC House Committee Approves New Advance Directives Bill

Posted on: July 11th, 2007
​A committee of the North Carolina House approved a bill changing the Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death (Living Will) and Health Care Power of Attorney laws and the statutorily approved forms. ...

Using a Professional Care Manager

Posted on: May 17th, 2007
This article is from the website of the National Care Planning Council. Services from care managers should be something that every family takes advantage of, but in reality very few families use them....

HIPAA Act Horror Story

Posted on: March 7th, 2007
Why make sure you and your loved have signed authorizations allowing family members access to medical records? ...
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