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What is POLST?

2020-06-29T22:30:29+00:00

What is POLST? Hi there, Bridget Mackay here with our video blog. We're here in Petaluma, we do estate planning and elder law. And today I want to talk about physicians’ orders for life sustaining treatment. They are also call POLSTs. These are health documents, or form, you could fill out with your doctor or physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. And it’s sort of an advanced kind of "do not resuscitate" form. They are not replacing or won't replace your health, advance health care directives. So, you must always have advanced health care directive where you name an agent [...]

What is POLST?2020-06-29T22:30:29+00:00

End of Life Wishes: Why You May Want to Complete a California’s Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form

2020-06-29T22:30:35+00:00

End of Life Wishes: Why You May Want to Complete a California’s Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form If you have a life-threatening illness, you should consider completing a California Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form to give yourself more control if you face a sudden medical emergency. This form is actually a doctor’s order that ensures your wishes are respected regarding end of life care. The POLST form was created by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and approved by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). POLST forms are kept with your medical records and are generally [...]

End of Life Wishes: Why You May Want to Complete a California’s Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form2020-06-29T22:30:35+00:00

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking – Health Care Directive Options

2020-06-29T22:30:49+00:00

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking – Health Care Directive Options [Transcription] Hi there! Bridget Mackay at the offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California practicing the area of estate planning and elder law. And I want to talk to you today about not so the right to die covered, I've that and other blogs and I suggest you look at it because California passed that law in 2016. But more so the fact that that law does not really cover folks who have a degenerating memory disease like Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's which is the most common form of [...]

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking – Health Care Directive Options2020-06-29T22:30:49+00:00