No one wants to talk about end of life planning until its the middle of a crisis and you are grasping at straws. Being proactive can minimize pain and suffering more than almost any other action you can take. This is why we need to talk about end of life long before it becomes a reality. What is an Advanced Directive and how to initiate the discussion?
According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, a joint research study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers are stressed and it’s impacting their health. LIFE COORDINATED can help.
Professionals get often get stuck on some of the very basics. Carol told me, "If someone is returning to work after a career break, there is always the question of how to discuss the 'gap'. We recommend language that identifies the reason for the career break succinctly, indicates it is now resolved, and then moves on immediately to why the person is such an excellent candidate for the job.”
At this point, I had not spoken to my mother in over 48 hours. My mom had been in this state for 2 days before she was found. She was transferred to ICU and put on a ventilator. I could see her through the glass doors. Unrecognizable. Yet, I was composed. My mother prepared me.