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AHD - Advanced Healthcare Directive

ΑHD Advanced Healthcare Directive One of the most effective means to maintain control of your medical wishes is to prepare an Advanced Healthcare Directive (AHD). The AHD gives you to the power to choose the level of care you want if you are unable to com municate. Without an AHD, you will probably receive the most aggressive treatments, even when the chances of helping you are very small. AHD IS USED INTERCHANGEABLY WITH "LIVING WILL" 70% of Americans will require some long-term Healthcare in their lives. 90% of Americans do not have long-term Healthcare insurance 70 % of Americans would like to die at home. 24 % of Americans do THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF I would like ALL life support treat ments that might prolong my life. I would like NO life support treatments, even if they might prolong my life. I would like SOME life support treatments, including: Medical devices to aid bre athing ( ventilator) Medical devices to aid nutrition and hydration (tube feeding) Blood transfusions Dialysis Antibiotics Surgery I want a Do Not Resuscitate ( DNR ) 35 % living wills can't be found of they're needed when THE ESTIMATED COST FOR THE LAST TW O YEARS OF LIFE FOR A PATIENT WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS. $105,000 NYU MEDICAL CENT ER ++ THE MEDIAN AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME OVER 2 YEARS $100,108 passare.com W Collaborative TM Put life in order. Put worry away. Twitter @Passareinc Facebook facebook.com/passareinc Tumblr passareinc.tumblr.com http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/2/2/127.extract http://www.radiolab.org/story/262588-bitter-end/ http://www.jhu.edu/jhumag/o601web/study.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-wade/ how-do-physicians-and-non_b_3492773.html

AHD - Advanced Healthcare Directive

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An Advanced Healthcare Directive is a legal document used in the event of a medical emergency, typically when you face an end-of-life condition. The adjective “advanced” simply means that the docu...

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