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Advance directives reach record levels, but this does not lead to more hospice use, researchers find

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Seniors are completing advance directives in record numbers, but this is not having the expected effect of shifting people from hospitals to hospices in their last days, say researchers from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

The bridge is here for your personal aging planning — cross it

The bridge is here for your personal aging planning — cross it

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A new poll* finds that two-thirds of people 40 years old and older have done little or no preparing for the challenging and expensive reality of aging. I think most people seem to have the mentality, "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it." Kids, if you're at least 40 years old, the bridge is here.

Many seniors will lose the ability to make their own health decisions, research shows

Nearly 30% of seniors will eventually need someone else to make healthcare decisions for them, according to a recent report.