April 16: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Monday, April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). What’s that? For the fifth year running, NHDD is a day focused on raising public awareness of the need for creating advance medical directives. The problem is clear. Over 75% of Americans do not have written advance medical directives even though 80% of us think we […]

California Survey Highlights End-of-Life Problem

Most Californians would prefer to die a natural death at home, comfortable and without pain, according to a survey released by The California Healthcare Foundation last week. Two-thirds said they’d prefer to die peacefully if suffering from a prolonged illness, with only 7% choosing all possible care to prolong life. The problem is, that isn’t […]