A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions provides an overview of the key legal and practical issues that arise when caring for someone with a life-limiting condition. The guidebook is organized around the continuum of care beginning with the healthy, independent individual to those living in a retirement community, assisted living, long term care, and hospice care. The guidebook’s chapters are also summarized in quick-reference “one-pagers” that provide a more general overview of the important points that the caregiver should consider when looking after a loved one.
The following audiences may find this resource helpful:
- Primary caregivers
- Social workers
- Estate planning attorneys
- Health care providers
- Health care administrators
- Patient advocates
- Public Interest attorneys
The Guide may be downloaded free of charge in its entirety or into six, summarized and easy to read one-page documents that provides a brief general overview of the issues covered in each chapter of the more comprehensive guidebook:
- Care and Comfort at the End of Life
To order free print copies, please contact Kristen Brown.
The American Consciousness Regarding the End of Life by Dr. Ira R. Byock, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Cancer Center
- Planning for the Future
- Independent Living at Home or in a Retirement Community
- Long Term Care Options
- Long Term Care Facility Selection
- What to Expect Upon Admission to a Health Care Facility
- Palliative and Hospital Care
- Medicaid Waiver
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