Posts Tagged POLST

A Caregiver’s Story…. Deactivate the Pacemaker?

My mom has a POLST document.  In it she has stated what type of advance treatment she would like in the event of cardiac arrest or other fatal bodily function.  I didn’t realize that she might need to state in that document that she would like her pacemaker deactivated as well.  Her pacemaker could prolong her life […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….The Most Expensive Gig in Town

The hospice case social worker came by. (Mom’s personal guru to anything about death and dying.)  Mom and I got information on funeral home facilities. The most shocking information that came to light is that the funeral home mom was thinking of using, and the facility mom used for dad’s services, is THE most expensive […]

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