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End of Life Questions: Give Your Family Clear Guidance

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Do you ever wonder how a loved one would feel about the end of his or her life?

 

Would they want the latest and best advances in medicine to keep them alive? Or would they oppose extreme medical interventions?

 

Julie Elseroad, a senior gerontology specialist with Visiting Angels, a homecare agency in Montgomery County, writes on her blog on Patch that: “The greatest gifts we can give those we love are clear directives regarding our wishes. When our wishes are known to those we love we relieve our families of heart-wrenching decisions.”

 

Elseroad writes that it's essential to have the tough conversations with loved ones about your wishes before it’s too late.

 

Read her entire post here. 

 

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