Cordell Planning Partners Senior Attorney and Practice Manager Tammy Repaso participated in a National Healthcare Decisions Day event April 16 at the Delmar Gardens North facility of the Delmar Gardens Family in Florissant, Mo.
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists as a 50-state annual initiative to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on health care decision-making to both the public and providers/facilities through the widespread availability and dissemination of simply, free, and uniform tools to guide the process, according to the website.
Many seniors struggle with the ins and outs of health care directives. The complicated process can force many seniors to put off decisions, and in situations where they are unable to make decisions for themselves, their families are left with questions regarding whether or not their wishes are being honored or if they are truly doing what is in the best interests of their aging loved one.
Ms. Repaso understands the need for clarity in these circumstances. Families need to be able to make tough medical decisions for family members that are no longer able to, and so, she volunteered to help attendees of the National Healthcare Decisions Day event set up Powers of Attorney, in order to help them and their families achieve some peace of mind, knowing these families will be able to take care of their aging loved ones with the grace and dignity that they deserve.
Seniors and their families that missed out on this event still have the ability to make sure they are taken care of in the future by setting up a free one-hour consultation with a Cordell Planning Partners attorney, or they can attend one of our many workshops that educate those interested in the planning process on the various issues they will be facing as they age.