My grandma is 98 years old…. or should I say 98 years YOUNG!? She called last week to tell me about a great article in the LA Times. It’s about dying on YOUR TERMS. In fact, the headline in the paper was “Dying on your Own Terms” and the headline online is “How to Help Ensure you Die on your Own Terms.” You get the point though. Here’s a link to that article. LINK.
Though very healthy at 98 she is a realist. She’s 98 for gosh sakes! Stuff happens and she is aware of it. She has been saying for 20 years that all her friends are dying. So, at her request, I am sending her a few extra copies of the article to share around her care home.
Also, at her request, I am sending the latest POLST form. The POLST form or “pink sheet” is a document for you to go over with your physician. It’s not for the lawyer. However, I will provide you a link. The state has a bunch of great information on the POLST form. Here’s a link to the page. LINK.
The key with all of this type of stuff is to talk to your loved ones and talk to your doctors. Do not assume and do not ignore. TALK it out!