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Confident Decisions

There are many hard decisions in life, but the ones that relate to family and health are frequently among the hardest, especially those that concern aging.

This most natural of times brings with it unexpected and expected challenges. Knowing what to do next when you or your loved one is in need helps make the process easier for everyone. The first major decision rests on whether the care needed is short-term, or long-term. Short-term rehabilitation programs are fairly straight forward and you can often receive a list of local referrals from your physician.

Long-term care falls into many differing categories, under many different names. Finding out the type of services your loved one needs, and how to choose between them is the first step in providing a healthy and supportive environment for you and your family.

Tips, Information and Links

Have an Advanced Directive on hand.
What happens when you become too sick to make your own medical decisions? Someone must decide when to start treatment, when not to start it, or when to stop it. Read our information on Making an Advance Directive.

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