What’s a Health Care Proxy and Why Do I Need One?

         The senior population across the United States has increased to more than 54 million since 2019. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans 65 and older will rise to 80.8 million by 2040. As people age, their healthcare needs increase. Seniors deal with chronic and acute medical conditions that […]

The Five Components of a Good Estate Plan

      Many people believe that their estate planning is complete if they have a will, but there is much more to a solid estate plan. A good plan should be designed to avoid probate, save on estate taxes, protect assets if you have to move into a nursing home and appoint someone to act for you […]

Poor Doctor Communication Can Negate End-of-Life Planning

When seriously ill patients are nearing the end of life, they and their families sometimes find it difficult to decide whether to continue medical treatment and, if so, how much treatment is wanted and for how long. In these instances, patients rely on their physicians or other trusted health professionals for guidance. In the best […]