End-of-life is something no one wants to talk about, so we don't. And for this reason, when faced with the reality, we are unaccustomed and unprepared to think or talk about the issues.
Most people don't want to leave things unfinished for their survivors. Most people want to have a natural, peaceful death, at home with family, yet most die in hospitals. Most people's wishes for their end-of-life care are not known and not documented so the care they receive may not be what they would have wanted. This is why we should all be prepared. Read More
Why this is important?
The Somerville Cambridge Elder Services elder fair was a huge success. I was able to talk to many folks about my book and its significance. The conversations reinforced my thoughts on the need for this book.
Alan Bingham is an ombudsman with Elder Services, visiting nursing homes advocating for residents in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Basically, everyone. Even though the title specifies those with terminal disease, we are all mortal. At any time, any of us could have a serious accident, heart attack, stroke, and lose our ability to discuss these matters.
So we should each think through our choices, make our wishes known, document them and, in short, be well-prepared.
Helps you find the words to successfully talk about your health issues and your needs with family, friends, and professionals, including suggested language.
Ensures the last chapter in your life, or the life of someone you love, is lived according to your wishes.
On May 22nd I presented the book and did a reading at Porter Square Books, Porter Square in Cambridge. It was very well attended and many questions were asked. A very successful evening indeed. So glad that this book and the subject are being discussed and found to be useful
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Helps you shape your thoughts about the choices you will make about how you want to live the rest of your life, to take away the burden and strain of last-minute decisions, through lists and checklists.