December 01, 2013

Inside the Commission

The annual "2013 State Adult Guardianship Legislation: Directions of Reform" report, by the Commission's own Erica Wood, is now available for download: http://bit.ly/1hXpeab.

An oldie-but-goodie is now available online as a free pdf: "Incapacitated and Alone: Health Care Decision-Making for the Unbefriended Elderly" http://bit.ly/1jlmHs4.

A new Commission resource is now available online. The "POLST Program Legislative Comparison Chart" is current as of January 1, 2014. Check it out at: bit.ly/1m7S08d.

A free pdf version of the National Academy of Sciences' Elder Abuse Workshop Summary is now available for download: http://bit.ly/1cKvMrF. The publication includes insight from Commission staff Charlie Sabatino and Lori Stiegel, who spoke at the 2013 conference.

The National Aging and Law Institute was held Nov. 7-9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Commission staff participated in the planning of the conference. Are you curious about what 2014 holds for this respected event? See p. 60 for details on this year's conference!

As families gathered together during the end-of-year holiday season, we found that these two resources were especially popular on our website:

  • Our booklet Giving Someone a Power of Attorney For Your Health Care offers a simple durable power of attorney for health care to use in nearly all states: http://bit.ly/1hfPi2s  
  • Our publication Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning offers a valuable structure for discussing advance care planning with loved ones: http://bit.ly/1dSOWuj