Are these goals important to you?

  • To attain a timely and peaceful transition;
  • To get complete relief from unbearable pain and suffering;
  • To avoid prolonged harm and burdens of Advanced Dementia;
  • To have others honor your dignity and respect your privacy; and,
  • To protect your family members from stress and conflict.

A way to start: Ask for two FREE items:

  1. “Case Study” of Casey Kasem. One in a series of real–life cases showing how certain strategies may make a huge difference.
  2. Instructions to send us your Living Will for our no obligation, FREE professional evaluation and what we do/don’t cover.
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An example of making your specific wishes clear on a video. Also, this is an option many people are NOT informed about, but may desire. It may be desired by older women who suffer from osteoporosis and have problems with their heart’s rhythm.

Register at MyLastWishes.org

Three myths regarding Advance Care Planning:

1. “My spouse knows what I want.”
When “that time comes, “the person you trust now may not be willing, or available, or able to convince the opposition to honor your wishes (without your clear expression of your specific wishes).

2. “I already have a Living Will.”
Most Living Wills are NOT effective for Advanced Dementia. To be certain your future physician will provide the most aggressive treatment to relieve pain and suffering (if needed), you need to sign another form. Few people know they can have TWO Living Wills.

3. “I am at peace with my choice for DNR (Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate).”
Many people are not informed that they might survive an arrest but still avoid chest compressions; or that having a DNR order puts them at risk for being denied treatments they DO want; or that Living Wills put them at risk for not receiving resuscitation that they may still want.

Our mission:

Caring Advocates’ clinical, legal, and pastoral health care professionals are dedicated to help you…
learn your end-of-life options;
express your wishes strategically: and,
serve as your advocates so others DO honor your wishes.

  • Stanley A. Terman, PhD, MD—introduced by Karen Wyatt, MD, of End Of Life University (Feb, 2014)(2:39)

    Stanley A. Terman, Ph.D., M.D., founded this non-profit organization in 2000 and is its current CEO and Medical Director.

Dr. Terman devised a set of strategic solutions including ingeniously coupling a specially designed Advance Directive and a set of physician orders with adequate safeguards that reflect Dr. Terman's strong advocacy against ending life prematurely. Ironically, learning how to end life really empowers us to prolong our meaningful and enjoyable life.

Ronald B. Miller, MD, FACP, Founding Director of the Program in Medical Ethics, University of California Irvine