Tag Archives: MOLST

Assisted Living Tips Plus Two Events You Won’t Want to Miss

We’re entering a busy fall season here at Deborah Fins Associates. Debbie was quoted in two articles in Consumer Reports that focus on how to make wise decisions for your loved one when considering assisted living: Putting the Assisted Living Facility … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: In Massachusetts, Patients Must Be Informed of End-of-Life Care Options

As of December 19, 2014, new statewide regulations now require all Massachusetts licensed hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities to inform adults with serious advancing illnesses about the full range of end-of-life care options, including advanced care planning, palliative care … Continue reading

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End-of-Life Decisions: When to Deactivate Lifesaving Implants?

With heart disease a leading cause of death in the U.S., millions of Americans have gained extra years of healthy living from pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. But what happens when someone with terminal illness has a pacemaker that continues to … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Suppose your 89-year-old mother, who suffers from congestive heart disease, lives in a nursing home and falls one afternoon in the bathroom. The medical team determines that she may have a broken hip, notifies you and sends her in an … Continue reading

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