In the most serious Covid-19 cases, breathing becomes so labored that ventilators have to be used to keep
patients alive. That there may not be enough of these machines is horrifying and infuriating.
While they both are considered similar in certain aspects, the two have different indications and goals and are
often provided in different settings.
The essay, “How Doctors Die,” told the world that doctors are more likely to die at home with less aggressive care than most people get at the end of their lives.
COVID-19 has highlighted the necessity of planning for care in old age, and advisers are increasingly recommending ‘hybrid’ annuity or life insurance products
“Medical CAre Planning” by Lee-Anne Godfrey
It breaks my heart that patients who will get sick enough to need them won’t know what desperate situations they face.
One of the biggest decisions retirees have to make is how they are going to protect their health.
Medicare must cover skilled care and therapy when they are “necessary to maintain the patient’s current condition or prevent or slow further deterioration.”
Not many clients are willing to face their own mortality or the prospect of one day relying on family members or professional caregivers for help with grooming, hygiene and other basic everyday activities.
Recommendations to coordinate optimal end-of-life care.