Tag Archives: Advance Directives

The Cost of Failing to Plan

By: Susie Germany Every day in our office we see the cost of failing to plan for emergencies, end-of-life decisions and for navigating difficult family dynamics when there is an unexpected illness or death in a family. According to a … Continue reading

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Healthcare Proxy‐by‐Statute

In Colorado, no one is given automatic authority in decision making for another adult, and healthcare providers cannot simply make decisions for individuals except in an emergency. “Next of kin,” spouses, adult children, or other relatives are not authorized decision … Continue reading

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How to Select a Healthcare Agent or Proxy

When you decide to pick someone to speak for you in a medical crisis, in case you are not able to speak for yourself, there are several things to think about. Below is a list of suggested items to review … Continue reading

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA)

Please be aware that what follows is just information, not advice. Every situation is different. If you have questions about your particular situation, please speak to an appropriate qualified healthcare or legal professional. More information about advance directive documents and … Continue reading

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Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Directive

♦ A CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) directive allows an individual to direct in advance that no one should administer CPR if the individual’s heart or lungs stop working or malfunction. ♦ CPR directives are almost always used by individuals who are … Continue reading

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A Breif Overview Of The Colorado Medical Orders For Scope Of Treatment (MOST) Form

The Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) program begins with a conversation between a healthcare professional and patient (individual) to determine preferences in key areas of life-sustaining medical treatment, including CPR, scope of treatment, and artificial nutrition. The conversation … Continue reading

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Advance Directives in Colorado

National Health Care Decisions Day is April 16th! For 2017 it will be a week-long event from April 16th – 22nd. In honor we will be posting daily information on Advance Directives. Since 1985, the Colorado General Assembly has authorized … Continue reading

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