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Escape from the Mayo after disagreements about treatment

Last year, a clash between doctors and a young woman and her family culminated in an escape/abduction. The family framed it as an escape, the hospital as an abduction and reported it to local law enforcement.

Planning for your digital shoe box of mementos

The quality of the Smartphone cameras has improved to the point it is hard to lug along the digital SLR. As we document the big and little occasions on these devices, image and video storage often remains digital - a Google photo account, YouTube channel or somewhere else in the cloud. When was the last time you printed anything?

Why everyone needs a financial power of attorney

In our last post, we covered questions to discuss with a health care surrogate (the person your appoint to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf through advance directives, such as the medical durable power of attorney). Along the same vein, everyone needs to have a financial power of attorney that authorizes a trusted relative or friend to take over your finances if you cannot.

Would you know if an elderly loved one was being ripped off?

When caregivers were surveyed, they reported that 37 percent of the seniors they worked with had fallen prey to financial schemes. Another frequently cited statistic is equally disturbing: only one in 44 cases of financial exploitation is reported.

Who makes medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot?

No one can predict when a serious illness or injury will strike. A neighbor had a heart attack at 40 - she was fortunate to recognize the symptoms and get help. Another neighbor who just celebrated his 80th birthday is still recovering from a debilitating stroke.

2 types of power of attorney that are important

Imagine that you have a family member that is getting very old, and as the years pass by, you can see that he or she just isn't as healthy as they once were. It is a slow, and unfortunately inevitable, decline. Watching them in a hospital bed, you can't help but wonder what they are thinking. Did they want it to end like this? Did they have protections and processes in place to dictate how their medical care should be handled if they become incapacitated?

On the power of attorney and the living will

Many people in Denver have probably heard the phrases "power of attorney" and "living will" before, but they may not known exactly what these phrases mean. For example, some people may think that a "living will" is the same as a "will," or that the "power of attorney" must be given to someone who is, well, an attorney.

How to avoid or solve sibling disputes over the care of a parent

Three Colorado sisters became co-trustees of a family trust when their mother received a diagnosis of dementia. They also had an equal vote when making decisions about her care. Disagreements about the sale of a home resulted in a legal battle. They could also not agree on an out-of-state trip with the mother to visit relatives.

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