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Living Trusts are an important service for us, and because many of our Trust clients are either retired or thinking about retiring, conversations about healthcare, assisted living and long-term care frequently surface. Hospice is another topic that gets a lot of attention. It’s an industry that has exploded over the...

Hospice is a topic that frequently surfaces when it comes to discussions about Living Trusts and end-of-life care. With our large, aging babyboomer population and potential for profIt, the hospice industry has exploded over the last few years, yet it remains largely unregulated, and the level of care varies significantly...

End-of-life documents, an important part of California Document Preparers’ services, inevitably lead to discussions about other end-of-life issues—including the controversial issue of a patient’s desire to end his or her own life. The California Senate passed the End of Life Options Act earlier in the summer, yet it was tabled...

Several weeks ago we wrote a blog about hospice, a topic that frequently surfaces when it comes to discussions about Living Trusts and end-of-life care. Hospice offers terminally ill patients treatment focused on comfort rather than aggressive methods aimed at a cure. Hospices may be either for-profit or nonprofit--and on...

When my 74-year-old neighbor, Marian, announced that she had pancreatic cancer, it was in her typically stoic British manner, “Oh, I’m afraid I have a bit of bad news.” Her cancer had metastasized and her doctors told her she had six months to live. I was stunned—Marian ate organic, hiked...