If you feel a little overwhelmed by the number of advance directives to consider and how they’re similar and dissimilar, this episode of Tax Boss will help! We discuss DNR orders, physicians orders for life-saving treatment, healthcare surrogates, living wills, and the difference between all of them. We also discuss why you may want to consider naming different people in each case.
1:48 DNR – what it is and what it isn’t
4:36 What is included in a Healthcare Surrogate document?
7:09 Having conversations with the people you’ve named – what you’d like them to know that they may not know
8:00 The Living Will document and choosing who you’d want to have your back
10:30 The Terry Schiavo case and definition of artificial life support
12:14 Three different paths of the Living Will in Florida
12:53 The P.O.L.S.T or Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
18:25 Medicare and skilled nursing facilities
19:40 Dealing with statements like, “You must not love your father if you won’t let me treat him.”