End-of-Life Treatment – “Do Not Resuscitate”?

By:  Susan M. Graham, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Senior Edge Legal, Boise, Idaho What do young doctors think about end-of-life choices?  A Stanford University study determined that 88% of young doctors prefer to avoid resuscitation and related heroic treatments when they have an illness that will result in death in the near future.[1] Do you…

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

By:  Susan M. Graham, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Senior Edge Legal, Boise, Idaho What is the difference between Palliative and Hospice Care?[1] Hospice Care One of the ways end-of-life care is provided is through hospice. Hospice, as defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a program of care and support for a…

Joking About Forgetfulness Can Backfire

Susan M. Graham, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Senior Edge Legal, Boise, Idaho If you joke that you are getting forgetful, have lost your keys or might be getting Alzheimer’s–and you make these statements at your bank or with your financial investment people, watch out! An attorney friend told me one of her clients did just…

Health equals happiness

By:  Susan M. Graham, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Senior Edge Legal, Boise, Idaho Surprise surprise.  Those over 70 rank health as a major criteria of happiness, while young people, (those under 35), barely rank this part of their life contributing to their happiness.[1] How can you stay healthy?   Of course there are the obvious items:…